Published: Feb. 16, 2021

Mobility and Migration in Ancient Mesoamerican Cities, edited by Associate Professor of Anthropology Christopher Beekman (with M. Charlotte Arnauld and Grégory Pereira) is the first focused, book-length discussion of migration in central Mexico, west Mexico and the Maya region. Looking beyond the conceptual dichotomy of sedentism versus mobility, the contributors show that mobility and migration reveal a great deal about the formation, development, and decline of town- and city-based societies in the ancient world. Offering a range of critical insights into the vital and under-studied role that mobility and migration played in complex agrarian societies, Mobility and Migration in Ancient Mesoamerican Cities will be of value to Mesoamericanist archaeologists, ethnohistorians, and bioarchaeologists and to any scholars working on complex societies.