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ChanAn Ancient Maya Farming Community$
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Cynthia Robin

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780813039831

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813039831.001.0001

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Limestone Quarrying and Household Organization at Chan

Limestone Quarrying and Household Organization at Chan

(p.207) 11 Limestone Quarrying and Household Organization at Chan

Cynthia Robin

University Press of Florida

Quarries are a common feature of the Maya landscape. This chapter explores limestone quarrying and household organization at the Maya farming community of Chan. At Chan, soft limestone, primarily used as fill material, was informally accessed by residents from quarry areas nearby their homes. Hard tabular limestone, largely used as building facing material, was differentially accessed by specialized quarrying households.

Keywords:   Maya, Chan, farming community, quarries, limestone, household

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