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Peruvian Prehistory : An Overview of Pre-Inca and Inca Society - Richard W. Keatinge

Peruvian Prehistory

An Overview of Pre-Inca and Inca Society

By: Richard W. Keatinge (Editor)

Paperback Published: 9th May 1988
ISBN: 9780521275552
Number Of Pages: 384

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Peruvian Prehistory offers an authoritative and up-to-date survey of the cultural evolution of Peru from the appearance of the first inhabitants around 10,000 BC to the arrival of the Spanish in 1534. The book is divided chronologically into three main parts, which examine in turn the highland and lowland zones in the Preceramic and Initial periods; the development of complex society at Chavin, Tiwanaku and Fluari and in the Moche and Nazca cultures; and the culmination of this process, the Pan-Andean empire of the Incas, and the way this can be studied through a combination of archaeology and ethnohistoric research. A fourth, concluding section deals with the often neglected tropical forest region of Peru and its formative influence on the evolution of Andean culture. The first collective assessment of Peruvian archaeology for a generation, this volume traces the processes of political, social and economic change in Andean civilisation in a manner that will attract many with no specialist interest in Peru.

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"...a state of-the-art review...it offers a valuable overview of recent advances in the field of Andean archaelogy."--Natural History "For the Latin American anthropologist, the collection is valuable reading as a document of the issues and debates which currently guide archaeological research in the Andes." Latin American Anthropology Review "For the Latin American anthropologist, the collection is valuable reading as a document of the issues and debates which currently guide archaeological research in the Andes." Latin American Anthropology Review

List of illustrations
List of contributors
Preface
Early Inhabitants and Settlement
The character and context of highland preceramic society
Early hunter-gatherers on the Peruvian coast
The Late Preceramic and Initial Period Rosa Fung Pineda Translated by
The Florescence of Complex Society
Unity and heterogeneity within the Chavfn horizon
The patterns of art and power in the Early Intermediate Period
City and state in Middle Horizon Huari
The Late Intermediate Period
Pan-Andean Empire and the uses of Documentary Evidence
Progress and prospect in the archaeology of the Inca
From event to process: the recovery of Late Andean organizational structure by means of Spanish colonial written records
Contributions from the Selva
A view from the tropical forest
Synthesis
A summary view of Peruvian prehistory
Acknowledgements
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521275552
ISBN-10: 0521275555
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 9th May 1988
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.5 x 17.45  x 2.01
Weight (kg): 0.66

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