Kristin De Lucia is assistant professor of anthropology at Colgate University and specializes in household archaeology and the Aztecs. Her research in central Mexico focuses on households and how the daily practices of commoners influence the development of broader political economies and social systems.
The Politics of Production and the Strategies of Everyday Life
Archaeologists love the surplus concept. It fuels the contours of long-term historical perspectives on social change and transformation. It lies at the root of human social relations and cultural perceptions of the world. Society must produce more than the biological minimum, otherwise society ceases to exist.