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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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Obsidian Acquisition, Trade, and Regional Interaction at Chan

Obsidian Acquisition, Trade, and Regional Interaction at Chan

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Cynthia Robin

University Press of Florida

This chapter examines 742 obsidian artifacts identified at the Maya farming community of Chan and presents the results of source origin studies of these artifacts. Elemental composition analysis was undertaken using a portable X-ray fluorescence (XRF) device. Chan's leading families were involved in small-scale obsidian blade production. Access to obsidian from different sources was not restricted: farmers, stone quarriers, biface producers, and community leaders enjoyed obsidian from the same Guatemalan geological sources.

Keywords:   Maya, Chan, farming community, obsidian, portable X-ray fluorescence

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