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Archaeology in the Lowland American Tropics : Current Analytical Methods and Applications - Peter W. Stahl

Archaeology in the Lowland American Tropics

Current Analytical Methods and Applications

By: Peter W. Stahl (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th June 1995
ISBN: 9780521444866
Number Of Pages: 332

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The lowland American tropics have posed great challenges for archaeologists. Working in awkward terrain, in humid conditions where preservation is difficult, modern scholars pioneered new methods that increasingly influence archaeological practice internationally. The contributors to this volume all have substantial experience in the region. Their essays explore problems of site discovery, excavation, the preservation of artifacts and osteological and botanical remains, and methods of analysis. Specific technical innovations are discussed in relation to particular excavations.

"...offers a much-needed window on some of the most innovative work now being done in the lowland American tropics." Neil Lancelot Whitehead, American Anthropologist

List of figures
List of tables
List of contributors
Introduction
Archaeological survey and site discovery in the forested neotropics
The archaeology of community organization in the tropical lowlands: a case study from
Archaeological methods for the study of ancient landscapes of the Llanos de Mojos in the Bolivian Amazon
Searching for environmental stress: climatic and anthropogenic influences on the landscape of Colombia
'Doing' paleoethnobotany in the tropical lowlands: adaptation and innovation in methodology
Plant microfossils and their application in the New World tropics
Differential preservation histories affecting the mammalian zooarchaeological record from the forested neotropical lowlands
Biological research with archaeologically recovered human remains from Ecuador: methodological issues
Interpreting dietary maize from bone stable isotopes in the American tropics: the state of the art
From potsherds to pots: a first step in constructing cultural context from tropical forest archaeology
Returning to Pueblo Viejo: history and archaeology of the Chachi (Ecuador)
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780521444866
ISBN-10: 0521444861
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 332
Published: 30th June 1995
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.7 x 17.4  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.73