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Archaeology in Latin America - Benjamin Alberti

Archaeology in Latin America

By: Benjamin Alberti (Editor), Gustavo G. Politis (Editor)

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Published: 2nd December 1999
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The archaeology of Latin America contains many unique features, both in focus and approach. This pioneering and comprehensive survey is the first overview of current themes in Latin American archaeology written solely by scholars native to the region, making their collective expertise available to an English-speaking audience. The contributors cover the most significant issues in the archaeology of Latin America, such as the domestication of camelids, the emergence of urban society in Mesoamerica, the frontier of the Inca empire, and the relatively little known archaeology of the Amazon basin. Further subjects covered include hunter-gatherer studies, the political implications of the history of archaeology in Brazil, and the French theoretical influence on the region. The book also presents an account of Latin American social archaeology, probably the region's best-known theoretical product. written solely by academics native to the region, and it makes their collected expertise available to an English-speaking audience for the firsttime. The contributors cover the most significant issues in the archaeology of Latin America, such as the domestication of camelids, the emergence of urban society in Mesoamerica, the frontier of the Inca empire, and the relatively little known archaeology of the Amazon basin.

List of figuresp. vii
List of tablesp. x
List of contributorsp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Introduction: Latin American archaeology: an inside viewp. 1
History and theory: the development of contemporary archaeology in Latin Americap. 15
Brazilian Archaeology: a reappraisalp. 17
Some aspects of the French influence upon Uruguayan and Brazilian archaeologyp. 38
Archaeology as a social science: its expression in Latin Americap. 59
The archaeology of hunter-gatherers in South America: recent history and new directionsp. 76
Key issues in Latin American archaeologyp. 91
The emergence of complex urban societies in Central Mexico: the case of Teotihuacanp. 93
The domestication of Andean camelidsp. 130
Early modes of life of the indigenous population of northeastern Venezuelap. 148
Tawantinsuyu: the frontiers of the Inca Empirep. 167
New directionsp. 183
The archaeological culture of San Agustin: towards a new interpretationp. 185
Changing Perspectives in Amazonian Archaeologyp. 216
Pre-Columbian metallurgy and social change: two case studies from Colombiap. 244
Archaeology and historical multivocality: a reflection from the Colombian multicultural contextp. 258
Indexp. 271
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ISBN: 9780415221580
ISBN-10: 0415221587
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 2nd December 1999
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.8 x 19.1  x 1.63
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1