THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF ANCIENT STATE ECONOMIES

@article{Smith2004THEAO,
  title={THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF ANCIENT STATE ECONOMIES},
  author={Michael E. Smith},
  journal={Annual Review of Anthropology},
  year={2004},
  volume={33},
  pages={73-102}
}
▪ Abstract This review addresses methods and theories for the archaeological study of ancient state economies, from the earliest states through the Classical period and beyond. Research on this topic within anthropological archaeology has been held back by reliance on simple concepts and an impoverished notion of the extent of variation in ancient state economies. First I review a long-standing debate between scholars who see similarities with modern capitalist economies (modernists and… 
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