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Empire and Domestic Economy : Interdisciplinary Contributions to Archaeology - Terence N. D'Altroy

Empire and Domestic Economy

Interdisciplinary Contributions to Archaeology

Hardcover Published: 30th September 2001
ISBN: 9780306464089
Number Of Pages: 382

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We are both immensely pleased to have played supporting roles in the archaeological research that led to this volume. As a faculty member at the Universidad del Centro (Huancayo) in the 1960s and later at the Universidad Nacional de San Marcos (Lima), Matos Mendieta developed a special interest in the Upper Mantaro and adjacent Tarma drainages, and during the 1960s and 1970s, he carried out general reconnaissance and several excavations in the area between Lake Junin and Huancayo. Matos Mendieta began his field research in the Sierra Central as part of the "Proyecto Andino de Estudios Arqueologicos" sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution. As a fellow at the Smithsonian Institution in the mid-1960s, Matos Mendieta began to interact more closely with North American scholars; during this period, he began to encourage and facilitate the interests of several US. -based archaeologists in the Peruvian Sierra Central, including Craig Morris, John Murra, and Donald Thompson, who were beginning fieldwork at and around the Inka provincial center of Huanuco Pampa north of Lake Junin, and David Browman, who in 1969 carried out one of the very first systematic archaeological surveys in highland Peru over parts of the main Mantaro Valley between Huancayo and Jauja.

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"...has important theoretical implications for archaeological studies of empires, worldwide. Terence N. D'Altroy, Christine A. Hastorf, and their associates have helped move the Andes closer to the front lines of theory building in archaeology. Every chapter is rife with implications for the study of similar societies anywhere in the world, and each is a gem unto itself. Rarely have the archaeologically visible effects of imperial domination been so clearly documented. D'Altroy, Hastorf, and their associates most effectively have raised the bar for future studies of imperial-provincial relations. This book should reside in the library of every archaeologist with an interest in empires." Journal of Anthropological Research, 58 (2002)

"...a tribute to the stamina and perseverance of both editors and contributors." (Norman Hammond, Antiquity)

Investigating the Domestic Economy
The Domestic Economy, Households, and Imperial Transformation
The Cultural Setting and Research Problem
The Environmental Setting
The Archaeological Context
Traditional Household Economics in the Upper Mantaro Valley
Life in the Community
The Architecture and Organization of Xauxa Settlements
Agricultural Production and Consumption
Animal Husbandry and Meat Consumption
Production and Exchange of Ceramics
State Goods in the Domestic Economy: The Inka Ceramic Assemblage
The Economy of Metal and Shell Wealth Goods
Synthesis and Conclusions
Exchange ans Social Stratification in the Andes: The Xauxa Case
The Xauxa Andean Economy
From Autonomous to Imperial Rule
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ISBN: 9780306464089
ISBN-10: 030646408X
Series: Interdisciplinary Contributions to Archaeology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 382
Published: 30th September 2001
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.66