Expansionary dynamics of the nascent Monte Albán state
作者: R. Jason ShermanAndrew K. BalkanskyCharles S. SpencerBrian D. Nicholls
作者单位: 1Department of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, P.O. Box 413, Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413, USA
2Department of Anthropology, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL 62901-4502, USA
3Division of Anthropology, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024-5192, USA
刊名: Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, 2010, Vol.29 (3), pp.278-301
来源数据库: Elsevier Journal
DOI: 10.1016/j.jaa.2010.04.001
关键词: State formationMilitarismOaxacaMonte Albán
英文摘要: Abstract(#br)The Monte Albán state emerged in the Valley of Oaxaca, Mexico, between 300 and 100 BC. Archaeological evidence indicates that this case of state formation was linked to the territorial expansion of the Monte Albán polity. We argue that rulers at Monte Albán adopted an expansionist strategy in order to acquire resources they could use to fund campaigns against rival polities and to bolster their position in a competitive sociopolitical environment. Logistical challenges associated with expansion favored experimentation with new (state) forms of administrative control, while importation of exotic goods contributed to the development of social stratification. Multiple lines of evidence—including excavation data from Tilcajete and Yaasuchi, survey data from the Sola Valley, and a...
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