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Introduction

The Archaeology of Finance
  • Nick Silver
Chapter

Abstract

A small group of Spanish explorers, cutting their way through the jungles of Central America in 1750, came across the ruins of what they claimed was once a vast city. In the centre of this city, they discovered the ruins of monumental structures such as the Pyramid of the Magician in Uxmal (Fig. 1.1). Being unable to decipher Mayan glyphs, they must have wondered for what purpose the long-disappeared inhabitants had built these magnificent and alien structures.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nick Silver
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  1. 1.Cass Business School CityUniversity LondonLondonUnited Kingdom

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