Ancient Civilization and Trade

Ancient Civilization and Trade

Ancient Civilization and Trade

Ancient Civilization and Trade

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This volume is a result of a School of American Research Advanced Seminar held in Santa Fe from October 28 through November 2, 1973.

The participants included Robert McC. Adams; K. C. Chang; Gregory A. Johnson; C. C. Lamberg-Karlovsky, cochairman; William L. Rathje; Colin Renfrew; Jeremy A. Sabloff, cochairman; Malcolm Webb; Paul Wheatley; and Henry Wright. All these participants, with the exceptions of Adams and Chang, circulated their papers in advance of the seminar. Revised versions of these papers appear in the present volume. Adams and Chang served as discussants and wrote their papers after the completion of the seminar. George Dalton was unable to attend but circulated his paper prior to the seminar. Professor Dalton also obtained the previously unpublished paper of the late Karl Polanyi. Through the kindness of Ilona Polanyi and Professor Dalton, this paper has been included in this volume. Finally, because of problems with his computer programs, Professor Wright unfortunately was unable to include his paper here. It is to be hoped, however, that he will be able to rectify this situation in the near future so that his important and stimulating work on computer simulations of trade can be read by the profession as a whole.

The possibility of holding an advanced seminar on ancient civilization and trade was first suggested to J. A. Sabloff by Dr. Douglas W. Schwartz, director of the School of American Research, in the spring of 1972, while he was visiting the excavations of the Cozumel Archaeological Project in Mexico. The project, which is directed by Sabloff and . . .

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