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Archaeology in the lowland American tropics : current analytical methods and applications

Author: Peter W Stahl
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Collection of 11 papers about analytical methods and their recent applications. Methods include survey techniques, community organization, landscapes, environmental stress, paleoethnobotany, plant microfossils, zooarchaeology, human osteology, stable isotope analysis, pottery analysis, and historical evidence. Regional coverage includes Puerto Rico, Panama, Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia, and Peru"--Handbook of Latin  Read more...
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Named Person: Donald W Lathrap; Donald W Lathrap; Donald Ward Lathrap; Donald Ward Lathrap
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter W Stahl
ISBN: 0521444861 9780521444866 9780521027380 0521027381
OCLC Number: 29668990
Description: xvii, 312 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Archaeological survey and site discovery in the forested neotropics / James A. Zeidler --
The archaeology of community organization in the tropical lowlands: a case study from Puerto Rico / Peter E. Siegel --
Archaeological methods for the study of ancient landscapes of the Llanos de Mojos in the Bolivian Amazon / Clark L. Erickson --
Searching for environmental stress: climatic and anthropogenic influences on the landscape of Colombia / Warwick Bray --
"Doing" paleoethnobotany in the tropical lowlands: adaptation and innovation in methodology / Deborah M. Pearsall --
Plant microfossils and their applications in the New World tropics / Dolores R. Piperno. Differential preservation histories affecting the mammalian zooarchaeological record from the forested neotropical lowlands / Peter W. Stahl --
Biological research with archaeologically recovered human remains from Ecuador: methodological issues / Douglas H. Ubelaker --
Interpreting dietary maize from bone stable isotopes in the American tropics: the state of the art / Lynette Norr --
From potsherds to pots: a first step in constructing cultural context from tropical forest archaeology / J. Scott Raymond --
Returning to Pueblo Viejo: history and archaeology of the Chachi (Ecuador) / Warren R. Deboer.
Responsibility: edited by Peter W. Stahl.
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The lowland American tropics have posed great challenges for archaeologists. Working in difficult conditions, modern scholars pioneered new methods that increasingly influence archaeological practice  Read more...

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"...offers a much-needed window on some of the most innovative work now being done in the lowland American tropics." Neil Lancelot Whitehead, American Anthropologist

 
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