Maguey Utilization in Highland Central Mexico: An Archaeological Ethnography

Volume 82
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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