Re: ANTHRO-L Digest - 6 Jan 1996 to 7 Jan 1996

R. D. Milhollin (rdm8049@UTARLG.UTA.EDU)
Mon, 8 Jan 1996 07:45:18 -0500

> Date: Sun, 7 Jan 1996 21:51:52 -0500
> Subject: INFO REQUEST: Precontact Trade in NA
> Date sent: 7-JAN-1996 21:51:30
> Could anyone recommend a good source on trade networks and markets in the
> Americas around 1400? I would like to explain to students the types of
> commodities and the trade and distribution mechanisms that existed prior to
> European contact. (I'll be comparing these with other parts of the world.)
> I forget whether or not these were discussed in Polanyi's Trade and Markets
> in the Early Empires.
> Thanks!

Try the following:

Soustelle, Jacques, Daily life of the Aztecs: On the Eve of the Spanish
Conquest. English translation Patrick O'Brien, Stanford,1961.

Voorhies, Barbara,ed. Ancient Trade and Tribute: Economies of the Susconusco
Region of Mesoamerica. U. of Utah, 1989.

Folan, William et al. Coba', (not available at home for pub. and dates)

If you would like some periodical references please drop a personal note.

Cheers, RD Milhollin, Grad Student Anthropology Univ. of Texas Aat Atlington