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Handbook of South American archaeology

Author: Helaine Silverman; William Harris Isbell
Publisher: New York, NY : Springer, ©2008.
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Presents the dynamic evolutionary processes of the ancient societies and principal geographical regions of South America. This title considers issues such as environmental setting and ecological  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Helaine Silverman; William Harris Isbell
ISBN: 9780387749068 0387749063 9780387752280 0387752285 9780387794075 0387794077
OCLC Number: 181328084
Description: xxvi, 1191 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction. Continental introduction / Helaine Silverman --
Early occupations of South America. Profiles in Pleistocene history / Tom D. Dillehay ; Chinchorro culture : pioneers of the coast of the Atacama Desert / Bernardo T. Arriaza [and others] ; Early occupations in the Southern Cone / Luis Alberto Borrero ; The process of sedentism in northwestern South America / J. Scott Raymond --
Environment and subsistence. Central Andean environments / Daniel H. Sandweiss and James B. Richardson III ; Plant domestication and the shift to agriculture in the Andes / Deborah M. Pearsall ; Animal domestication in South America / Peter W. Stahl ; High elevation foraging societies / Mark S. Aldenderfer ; Early fishing societies in western South America / Daniel H. Sandweiss ; Amazonia : the historical ecology of a domesticated landscape/ Clark L. Erickson ; The archaeology of agriculture in ancient Amazonia / José R. Oliver ; Agricultural earthworks on the French Guiana coast / Stéphen Rostain ; The pampas and campos of South America / Gustavo Politis --
Lowland moundbuilders. Pre-Columbian mound complexes in the Upano River Valley, lowland Ecuador / Ernesto Salazar ; The archaeology of the Guianas : an overview / Stéphen Rostain ; Barrancoid and arauquinoid mound builders in coastal Suriname / Aad H. Versteeg ; Sambaqui (shell mound) societies of coastal Brazil / Maria Dulce Gaspar [and others] --
Continental variations in non-state complexity. The nonagricultural chiefdoms of Marajó Island / Denise Pahl Schaan ; Ecology, ceramic chronology and distribution, long-term history, and political change in the Amazonian floodplain / Eduardo Góes Neves ; Chiefdoms of southwestern Colombia / Robert D. Drennan ; Late pre-Hispanic chiefdoms of northern Colombia and the formation of anthropogenic landscapes / Augusto Oyuela-Caycedo ; The prehistory of Venezuela --
not necessarily an intermediate area / Rodrigo Navarrete ; The Ecuadorian formative / James A. Zeidler ; Early regional polities of coastal Ecuador / Maria A. Masucci ; Late pre-Hispanic polities of coastal Ecuador / Colin McEwan and Florencio Delgado-Espinoza ; Late pre-Hispanic chiefdoms of highland Ecuador / Tamara L. Bray ; The formative period in the Titicaca Basin / Christine A. Hastorf ; Paracas and Nasca : regional cultures on the south coast of Peru / Donald A. Proulx ; Social landscapes in pre-Inca northwestern Argentina / Juan B. Leoni and Félix A. Acuto --
Demographic and cultural expansions. Early cultural complexity on the coast of Peru / Shelia Pozorski and Thomas Pozorski ; Andean urbanism / Krzysztof Makowski ; The Tupi expansion / Francisco Silva Noelli ; Life on the move : bioarchaeological contributions to the study of migration and diaspora communities in the Andes / Tiffiny A. Tung ; Chavín de Huántar and its sphere of influence / Richard L. Burger --
States and empires of the central Andes. The Mochicas / Luis Jaime Castillo Butters and Santiago Uceda Castillo ; Wari and Tiwanaku : international identities in the central Andean middle horizon / William H. Isbell ; Between horizons : diverse configurations of society and power in the late pre-Hispanic central Andes / Jalh Dulanto ; The Chimú empire / Jerry D. Moore and Carol J. Mackey ; The Inca empire / R. Alan Covey ; The Inca khipu : knotted-cord record keeping in the Andes / Gary Urton ; Experiencing Inca domination in northwestern Argentina and the southern Andes / Félix A. Acuto ; Inter-zonal relationships in Ecuador / Francisco Valdez ; Cultural boundaries and crossings : Ecuador and Peru / Jean Guffroy ; Chachapoyas : cultural development at an Andean cloud forest crossroads / Warren B. Church and Adriana von Hagen ; The Llanos de Mojos / John H. Walker ; Amazonian mosaics : identity, interaction, and integration in the tropical forest / Michael J. Heckenberger ; The archaeology of northern Chile / Mario A. Rivera ; Interaction and social fields in San Pedro de Atacama, northern Chile / Emily Stovel --
Death practices and beliefs. Prehistoric funeral practices in the Brazilian Amazon : the Maracá urns / Vera Guapindaia ; Ancestor images in the Andes / George F. Lau ; Trophy head-taking and human sacrifice in Andean South America / John W. Verano --
Ethics and practice in South American archaeology. Archaeology, globalization and the nation : appropriating the past in Ecuador / O. Hugo Benavides ; Cultural heritage management in Peru : current and future challenges / Alvaro Higueras ; The Bennett monolith : archaeological patrimony and cultural restitution in Bolivia / Isabel Scarborough ; Modernity and politics in Colombian archaeology / Cristóbal Gnecco ; From the erasure to the rewriting of indigenous pasts : the troubled life of archaeology in Uruguay / Gustavo Verdesio ; Public archaeology and management of the Brazilian archaeological-cultural heritage / Rossano Lopes Bastos and Pedro Paulo A. Funari --
Conclusion / William H. Isbell.
Responsibility: edited by Helaine Silverman and William H. Isbell.
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