Archeology - Research Notes – Ballcourts and Ceramics

That rubber balls probably made from guayule a plant

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Unformatted text preview: landscape with the construction and us of ballcourts at nearly every place of consequence in the Hohokam world (477) • Ballcourts present during the Sedentary period, a time of peace and culutural florescence across the Southwest (478) Comparison to Mesamerican Ballcourt • Emil Haury documented that rubber balls, probably made from guayule, a plant native to the Chihuahuan Desert, were present in the Hohokam territory (462) Importance as a trade center • A supplier's wares can reach sparsely settled, low- demand areas when buyers are drawn from the countryside to a marketplace which created a homogenizing effect on the distribution of goods produced in limited areas (470) • Participants in market exchange require no prior kinship relationship or other social tie in order to transact with one another (470) • Ceramic findings also imply a level of dependence on market- place barter for basic necessities, like earthenware containers, that is greater than typi...
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