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Archaeology and language in the Andes : a cross-disciplinary exploration of prehistory

Author: Paul Heggarty; David Beresford-Jones
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, 2012.
Series: Proceedings of the British Academy, 173.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In order to weave together a coherent, holistic, and convincing tale of the Andean past, archaeologists study the outstanding record left by successive cultures; linguists mine the rich seam of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Heggarty; David Beresford-Jones
ISBN: 9780197265031 0197265030
OCLC Number: 878815314
Language Note: Testi e riassunti in inglese.
Description: xxiii, 454 p. : ill., c. geogr. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction - Archaeology and Language in the Andes: A Much-Needed Conversation ; Archaeology and Language in the Andes: Some General Models of Change ; Broadening Our Horizons: Towards an Interdisciplinary Prehistory of the Andes ; Modelling the Quechua-Aymara Relationship: Sociolinguistic Scenarios and Possible Archaeological Evidence ; On the Origins of Social Complexity in the Central Andes and Possible Linguistic Correlations ; Central Andean Language Expansion and the Chavin Sphere of Interaction ; The 1st Millennium ad in North Central Peru: Critical Perspectives on a Linguistic Prehistory ; Cajamarca Quechua and the Expansion of the Huari State 155 ; Middle Horizon Imperialism and the Prehistoric Dispersal of Andean Languages ; Indicators of Possible Driving Forces for the Spread of Quechua and Aymara Reflected in the Archaeology of Cuzco ; Unravelling the Enigma of the 'Particular Language' of the Incas ; Accounting for the Spread of Quechua and Aymara Between Cuzco and Lake Titicaca ; The Herder-Cultivator Relationship as a Paradigm for Archaeological Origins, Linguistic Dispersals and the Evolution of Record Keeping in the Andes ; How did Quechua Reach Ecuador? ; Quechua's Southern Boundary: The Case of Santiago del Estero, Argentina ; Conclusion - A Cross-Disciplinary Prehistory for the Andes? ; Surveying the State of the Art
Series Title: Proceedings of the British Academy, 173.
Responsibility: edited by Paul Heggarty & David Beresford-Jones.

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