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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald W Lathrap; Jay I. Kislak Reference Collection (Library of Congress)
ISBN: 0500020671 9780500020678
OCLC Number: 111454
Description: 256 pages illustrations, maps 21 cm.
Contents: I. Introduction --
II. The Upper Amazon as a setting for cultural development --
The river system of the Amazon Basin --
The vegetation cover --
The fauna of the tropical forest --
The soils and their agricultural potential --
III. Tropical forest culture --
The definition of tropical forest culture --
The nature of the tropical forest agricultural system --
Technological aspects of tropical forest culture --
The origin of tropical forest culture --
IV. Languages of the Upper Amazon: Clues to past migrations and ancient demography --
The Arawakan stock --
Tupi-Guaranian --
Panoan and its affinities --
Ge and Cariban --
Equatorial --
V. The early tropical forest cultures of the Upper Amazon --
Early Tutishcainyo --
Late Tutishcainyo --
Shakimu --
The Alto Pachitea --
The Cave of the Owls --
The Huanuco Basin --
The bend of the Maranon --
Ecuador --
The more distant cultural relationships of the early tropical forest culture of the Upper Amazon --
VI. The Barrancoid peoples and their migrations --
Northern Barrancoid --
Hupa-iya --
Barrancoid styles of the Central Amazon --
Naranjal and the modern Campa --
Eastern Bolivia and the Upper Xingu --
Summary --
VII. Displaced persons --
Yarinacocha --
Pacacocha --
Enoqui and the modern Amuesha --
VIII. Further invasions of the Ucayali Basin --
Cumancaya --
Caimito, Napo, and the Polychrome tradition --
IX. Ridged fields --
X. The Carib expansion out of the Amazon Basin --
XI. Terracing and the Eastern slopes of the Andes --
XII. The present ethnographic picture of the Ucayali Basin --
The Shipibo and Conibo --
The Cocama --
The Panoan-speaking tribes of the forest.
Series Title: Ancient peoples and places (Thames and Hudson), v. 70.
Responsibility: [by] Donald W. Lathrap.

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