By Bradley E. Ensor
By contextualizing periods and their kinship habit in the total political financial system, Crafting Prehispanic Maya Kinship presents an instance of ways archaeology may help to provide an explanation for the formation of disparate sessions and kinship styles inside an old state-level society.
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Chase and D. Chase 1992). Several of the contributed chapters entertained the role of kinship among the precolumbian Maya. Webster (1992:153–155) assumed a lineage structure existed at C opan with both interlineage ranking and internal ranking. Fox et al. (1992) used the Quiche ethnohistoric descriptions of ranked lineages forming a “segmentary state” from Carmack’s (1981) ethnohistorical work, along with an ar chaeological sequence claimed to exhibit the absorption of semi-independent and self-sufficient lineages at Utatlán.
Whereas the prior debate was over whether the Maya had unilineal or double descent, this was the first influential work to suggest the Maya had neither. Ethnohistorical Structural Functionalism and the Archaeology of Social Organ izat ion The 1970s to the close of the millennium can be considered a period of transition from structural-functionalist approaches dominated by ethnoh istory 18 / Chapter 1 and Tikal succession data to a “takeover” by archaeologists working first with settlement pattern studies, followed by processual models to explain Maya cultural developments.
He then argued that the Kariera system was the basis for the Maya protosystem. However, he suggests that by the Classic period, the system converted to cross-cousin marriage among commoners and a matrilateral elementary marriage system among elite patrilineages similar to the Kachin (whereby women of higher nobility are married to men of lower nobility) (Hage 2003). Despite the reemergence of the Kariera model, patrilineal models still influence recent discussion on the precolumbian Maya.