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Andean Archaeology III


Andean Archaeology III

North and South

von: William Isbell, Helaine Silverman

63,06 €

Verlag: Springer
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 30.11.2006
ISBN/EAN: 9780387289403
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 523

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The third volume in the Andean Archaeology series, this book focuses on the marked cultural differences between the northern and southern regions of the Central Andes, and considers the conditions under which these differences evolved, grew pronounced, and diminished. This book continues the dynamic, current problem-oriented approach to the field of Andean Archaeology that began with Andean Archaeology I and Andean Archaeology II. Combines up-to-date research, diverse theoretical platforms, and far-reaching interpretations to draw provocative and thoughtful conclusions.
Volume III in the Andean Archaeology series, this book focuses on the marked cultural differences between the northern and southern regions of the Central Andes, and considers the conditions under which these differences arose, evolved, and grew.
Andean Archaeology III represents a continuation in our effort to highlight the ?nest of current archaeological scholarship conducted in the Central Andean c- ture area. Each paper contributes in a signi?cant way to understanding prehistoric processes in the Central Andean culture tradition, adding importantly to the rich base provided by Andean Archaeology I and II. As in those former volumes we do not seek a balanced presentation of the entirety of the Andean past, but instead showcase what is new, what is innovative, and what is controversial in thinking about and investigating the great sweep of Andean cultural development. We wholeheartedly agree with Pauketat (2001:xiii) that it is “more satisfying to compare how cultural phenomena happened,” than for researchers to hasten to answer “why questions” that tend more to “reify their initial assumptions” than to inform us about prehistoric people and their embodied, cultural practices. We supporttherevitalizedstudyofsocioculturalevolution,especiallythatchampioned by Bruce Trigger (e.g., 1998, 2003), which has bene?ted by several decades of valuable critique. Ontheotherhand,explanationsofthepastnotbasedoncomparisonsofhistorical processes carefully argued from well-studied archaeological records sacri?ce the rigor that was such an important part of the ?rst processual archaeology advocated byLewisBinford(1962,1964,1972;Sabloff1998;seealsoYoffee2005interalia). In some recent and current Andean archaeology we ?nd explanatory conclusions, especiallyprocessualevolutionarytransformations,andclimatechange-basedrise or collapse accounts, to have been reached too hastily, constituting more of a reading of material remains in terms of theoretical expectations than a rigorous interrogation of the archaeological record.
Part I: Introduction: Regional Patterns.- Part II: The North: Introduction.- America’s First City? The Case of Late Archaic Caral.- Religious Warfare at Chankillo.- The Vicus-Mochica Relationship.- Competitive Feasting, Religious Pluralism and Decentralized Power in the Late Moche Period.- Northern Exposures: Recuay-Cajamarca Boundaries and Interaction.- Chimu Craft Specialization and Political Economy: A View from the Provinces.- Part III: The South: Introduction.- Early Village Society in the Formative Period in the Southern Lake Titicaca Basin.- The Emergence of Complex Society in the Titicaca Basin: The View from the North.- Redefining Plant Use at the Formative Site of Chiripa in the Southern Titicaca Basin.- Ritual and Society in Early Intermediate Period Ayacucho: A View from the Site of Nawinpukyo.- Missing Links, Imaginary Links: Staff God Imagery in the South Andean Past.- Water, Blood and Semen: Signs of Life and Fertility in Nasca Art.- Burial Patterns and Sociopolitical Organization in Nasca 5 Society.- Violence and Rural Lifeways at Two Peripheral Wari Sites in the Majes Valley of Southern Peru.- Suspension Bridges of the Inca Empire.- Part IV: Conclusion: Rethinking the Central Andean Co-Tradition.- Index.
This book is intended to continue the dynamic, current problem-oriented approach to the field of Andean Archaeology that started with Andean Archaeology I and Andean Archaeology II. In this volume, the strong cultural differences between northern and southern regions of the Central Andes are examined and the conditions under which these differences evolved are explored.

Andean Archaeology III combines up-to-date research, diverse theoretical platforms, and far-reaching interpretations.
As the third volume in the Andean Archaeology set, the focus is on the strong cultural differences between the northern and southern regions of the Central Andes and to consider the under which differences evolved and which were diminished
As we currently see in any large geographic and/or political region (the United States, the European Union) the identification and understanding of the different cultures within the area is important to understanding the history, the choices and the conflicts within that region
The third volume in the Andean Archaeology series, this book focuses on the marked cultural differences between the northern and southern regions of the Central Andes, and considers the conditions under which these differences evolved, grew pronounced, and diminished. As can be seen in any large geographic or political region (e.g., the United States, the European Union) the identification and understanding of the different cultures within the area is important to understanding the history, the choices and the conflicts within that region. This book continues the dynamic, current problem-oriented approach to the field of Andean Archaeology that began with Andean Archaeology I and Andean Archaeology II. In this volume, the strong cultural differences between northern and southern regions of the Central Andes are examined, with particular attention to the genesis, and evolution, of regional differences.
Andean Archaeology III combines up-to-date research, diverse theoretical platforms, and far-reaching interpretations to draw provocative and thoughtful conclusions.

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