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The Bioarchaeology of Societal Collapse and Regeneration in Ancient Peru

Author: Danielle Shawn Kurin
Publisher: Cham Springer International Publishing Imprint : Springer, 2016.
Series: Bioarchaeology and Social Theory.
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This book explores how individuals, social groups, and entire populations are impacted by the tumultuous collapse of ancient states and empires. Through meticulous study of the bones of the dead and the molecules embedded therein, bioarchaeologists can reconstruct how the reverberations of traumatic social disasters permanently impact human bodies over the course of generations. In this case, we focus on the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Libros electrónicos
Recursos electrónicos
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Danielle Shawn Kurin
ISBN: 9783319284040 3319284045
OCLC Number: 979884694
Description: 1 recurso en línea. 1 online resource (XV, 218 p. 62 illustrations, 44 illustrations in color.).
Contents: Chapter 1. Inequality and Innovation in the Aftermath of Empire --
Chapter 2. The Life and Death of the Wari Empire in the Andean Hinterlands --
Chapter 3. Chanka Origins and Community in Andahuaylas.-Chapter 4. Social Theory and a Bioarchaeological Perspective on Collapse and Reorganization --
Chapter 5. The Reorganization of Social Groups: Cranial Modification and Ethnogenesis --
Chapter 6. Cranial Trauma and Violence: Raiding and Ethnic Warfare in the Post-Imperial Era --
Chapter 7. The Sequelae of Structural Violence: Health and Nutrition in Troubled Times --
Chapter 8. Coping with Collapse: Trepanation and Medical Innovation --
Chapter 9. Conclusions: Resilience and Reorganization in the Ancient Andes.
Series Title: Bioarchaeology and Social Theory.
Responsibility: by Danielle Shawn Kurin.

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This book explores how individuals, social groups, and entire populations are impacted by the tumultuous collapse of ancient states and empires. Through meticulous study of the bones of the dead and the molecules embedded therein, bioarchaeologists can reconstruct how the reverberations of traumatic social disasters permanently impact human bodies over the course of generations. In this case, we focus on the enigmatic civilizations of ancient Peru. Around 1000 years ago, the Wari Empire, the first expansive, imperial state in the highland Andes, abruptly collapsed after four centures of domination. Several hundred years later, the Inca rose to power, creating a new highland empire running along the spine of South America. But what happened in between? According to Andean folklore, two important societies, known today as the Chanka and the Quichua, emerged from the ashes of the ruined Wari state, and coalesced as formidable polities despite the social, political, and economic chaos that characterized the end of imperial control. The period of the Chanka and the Quichua, however, produced no known grand capital, no large, elaborate cities, no written or commercial records, and left relatively little by way of tools, goods, and artwork. Knowledge of the Chanka and Quichua who thrived in the Andahuaylas region of south-central Peru, ca. 1000 - 1400 A.D., is mainly written in bone--found largely in the human remains and associated funerary objects of its population. This book presents novel insights as to the nature of society during this important interstitial era between empires--what specialists call the "Late Intermediate Period" in Andean pre-history. Additionally, it provides a detailed study of Wari state collapse, explores how imperial fragmentation impacted local people in Andahuaylas, and addresses how those people reorganized their society after this traumatic disruption. Particular attention is given to describing how Wari collapse impacted rates and types of violence, altered population demographic profiles, changed dietary habits, prompted new patterns of migration, generated novel ethnic identities, prompted innovative technological advances, and transformed beliefs and practices concerning the dead.

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