The organization of chipped-stone economies at Piedras Negras, Guatemala

@inproceedings{Hruby2006TheOO,
  title={The organization of chipped-stone economies at Piedras Negras, Guatemala},
  author={Zachary Xavier Hruby},
  year={2006}
}
The study examines patterns of chipped-stone production, distribution, and consumption during the Late Classic period at Piedras Negras, a medium-sized Maya polity located in the Middle Usumacinta region of the western Peten. The city center had a rich lithic tradition that crosscut spatial and temporal status boundaries. Most chipped stone goods made of obsidian and microcrystalline quartz were used in utilitarian capacities, but some were important in royal rituals, especially 'eccentrics… CONTINUE READING

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