Sedentism and food production in early complex societies of the Soconusco, Mexico

@article{Rosenswig2006SedentismAF,
  title={Sedentism and food production in early complex societies of the Soconusco, Mexico},
  author={Robert M. Rosenswig},
  journal={World Archaeology},
  year={2006},
  volume={38},
  pages={330 - 355}
}
  • R. Rosenswig
  • Published 1 June 2006
  • Environmental Science
  • World Archaeology
Abstract This paper presents a case study of the relationship between increasing plant use, sedentism and political complexity among societies on the Pacific coast of southern Mexico during the Early and Middle Formative period (1600–800 bce). I argue that each of these variables increased at different paces in the region. Some of the earliest ceramics in Mesoamerica are documented by 1600 bce as is increasingly sedentary village life. During the following centuries a number of political… 

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