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Relics of the past : the collecting and study of pre-Columbian antiquities in Peru and Chile, 1837-1911

Author: Stefanie Gänger
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014. ©2014
Series: Oxford studies in the history of archaeology.
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Relics of the Past tells the story of antiquities collecting, antiquarianism, and archaeology in Peru and Chile in the second half of the nineteenth and the early twentieth century. While the role of foreign travellers and scholars dedicated to the study of South America's pre-Columbian past is well documented, historians have largely overlooked the knowledge gathered and the collections formed among collectors of  Read more...
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History
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Gänger, Stefanie.
Relics of the past.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2014
(OCoLC)879398377
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stefanie Gänger
ISBN: 9780191511486 019151148X
OCLC Number: 880531165
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 311 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Introduction: Antiquities in Peru and Chile. Collecting and studying antiquities. The spaces of collecting --
Writing histories of archaeology --
Through the lives of objects --
The mascapayacha : collections of Incan antiquities in Cuzco. Incan material culture under Spanish rule --
Collections, salons, and learned societies --
Commodities on sale --
The khipu : antiquarianism and archaeology in Lima. Khipus and communication in the Andes --
Antiquarianism, antiquities collecting, and archaeology --
A khipu on the market --
Pascual Coña : collecting and colonization in Araucanía. The free territories of Araucanía --
Collecting Araucanian antiquities --
The last of their kind --
The Valdivia jug : archaeology over the War of the Pacific. An Incan civilization for South Americans --
Antiquities collecting, archaeology, and national ancestry --
Conclusion : Relics of the past.
Series Title: Oxford studies in the history of archaeology.
Responsibility: Stefanie Gänger.

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Relics of the Past tells the story of antiquities collecting, antiquarianism, and archaeology in Peru and Chile in the second half of the nineteenth and the early twentieth century. While the role of foreign travellers and scholars dedicated to the study of South America's pre-Columbian past is well documented, historians have largely overlooked the knowledge gathered and the collections formed among collectors of antiquities, antiquaries, and archaeologists born or livingin South America during this period. The landed gentry, the clergy, and an urban bourgeoisie of doctors, engineers, and ...

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