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A Mesoamerican System of Weights and Measures? Did the ancient peoples of Mesoamerica use a system of weights and scales in measuring goods and their values?
TitleA Mesoamerican System of Weights and Measures? Did the ancient peoples of Mesoamerica use a system of weights and scales in measuring goods and their values?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1999
Secondary AuthorsSorenson, John L.
JournalJournal of Book of Mormon Studies
Volume8
Issue2
Pagination47, 86-87
KeywordsEconomics; Economy; Mesoamerica; Weights and Measures
Abstract

Ancient Mesoamericans used some systems of weights and measures; items in the market, though, were usually sold by volume. The Mesoamerican weights and measures may coincide with the weights and measures described in Alma 11 of the Book of Mormon, but more research is necessary in order to make conclusive claims.

URLhttps://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/jbms/vol8/iss2/8

Scripture Reference

Alma 11:1-46

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