Maguey Utilization in Highland Central Mexico: An Archaeological Ethnography

Jeffrey R. Parsons and Mary H. Parsons

The maguey plant plays a central role in cultural adaptation and cultural change in highland Mesoamerica. This book is a comprehensive study of the plant and its use. Includes chapters on maguey cultivation and pulque production, maguey fiber processing and spinning, and the archaeological implications of the available ethnographic and historic information about maguey utilization.

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See related books:
The Last Pescadores of Chimalhuacán, Mexico, Anthropological Papers 96, by Jeffrey R. Parsons
The Last Saltmakers of Nexquipayac, Mexico, Anthropological Papers 92, by Jeffrey R. Parsons

Publisher: Museum of Anthropology

Year of Publication: 1990

Location: Ann Arbor, MI

Pages: 388

Price: $22

Print ISBN: 978-0-915703-20-3

Ebook ISBN: 978-1-949098-90-7

Monograph Series / Number: Anthropological Papers No. 82

Tables / Illustrations: 27 tables, 218 illustrations

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