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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?
|Title||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?|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1999|
|Secondary Authors||Sorenson, John L.|
|Journal||Journal of Book of Mormon Studies|
|Keywords||Economics; Economy; Mesoamerica; Weights and Measures|
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.
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