This project examines the social and economic factors that contributed to the development of a specialist-based economy among the Phoenix Basin Hohokam. In the Hohokam case, widespread dependence on the products of a few concentrated pottery producers developed in the absence of political centralization or hierarchical social arrangements. The factors that promoted intensified pottery production, therefore, are the keys to addressing how economic systems can expand in small-scale and middle-range societies.
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- craft specialization
- sourcing analysis
- Hohokam pottery
- Hohokam culture--Arizona--Phoenix.
- Indians of North America--Commerce.
- Partial requirement for: Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2013Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 200-245)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Anthropology