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Riassunto: One of the richest and most complex civilizations in ancient America evolved around Lake Titicaca in southern Peru and northern Bolivia. This book is the first comprehensive synthesis of four thousand years of prehistory for the entire Titicaca region. It is a fascinating story of the transition from hunting and gathering to early agriculture, to the formation of the Tiwanaku and Pucara civilizations, and to the double conquest of the region, first by the powerful neighboring Inca in the fifteenth century and a century later by the Spanish Crown. Based on more than fifteen years of field research in Peru and Bolivia, Charles Stanish's book brings together a wide range of ethnographic, historical, and archaeological data, including material that has not yet been published. This landmark work brings the author's intimate knowledge of the ethnography and archaeology in this region to bear on major theoretical concerns in evolutionary anthropology.
Stanish provides a broad comparative framework for evaluating how these complex societies developed. After giving an overview of the region's archaeology and cultural history, he discusses the history of archaeological research in the Titicaca Basin, as well as its geography, ecology, and ethnography. He then synthesizes the data from six archaeological periods in the Titicaca Basin within an evolutionary anthropological framework.
Titicaca Basin prehistory has long been viewed through the lens of first Inca intellectuals and the Spanish state. This book demonstrates that the ancestors of the Aymara people of the Titicaca Basin rivaled the Incas in wealth, sophistication, and cultural genius. The provocative data and interpretations of this book will also make us think anew about the rise and fall of other civilizations throughout history.
Dal risvolto interno:
"No previous writer has attempted such an ambitious synthesis of the archaeology of Southern Peru and Northern Bolivia. Stanish is to be congratulated for his bold and successful endeavor. In this book he offers his readers an impressively broad range of archaeological, historic and cultural data and presents a coherent and plausible interpretation of the evolution of society in the greater Titicaca Basin. It is exciting that this material will now be available to Andean specialists and students of comparative civilization alike. This work will be required reading in university level courses and a regular presence on the bookshelves of Andean scholars for years to come."—Garth Bawden, author of The Moche
"This case study of prehispanic cultural evolution in the Titicaca Basin addresses issues of broad general interest, not only to Andeanists but also to scholars working in many other parts of the world where archaic states and empires developed from simpler cultural forms. Stanish, who has been working along the forefront of research on the Titicaca Basin, brings a very large body of new data to bear upon major theoretical concerns in evolutionary anthropology. This book makes the Titicaca Basin archaeological record much more accessible than it ever has been in the past. It is a major contribution, and will surely be a landmark study for years to come."—Jeffrey R. Parsons, co-author of 2000 Prehispanic Settlement Patterns in the Upper Mantaro and Tarma Drainages, Junin, Peru
Titolo: Ancient Titicaca: The Evolution of Complex ...
Casa editrice: University of California Press
Condizione libro: Very Good
Descrizione libro University of California Press, Berkeley, California, U.S.A, 2003. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good -. First English Language Hardback Edition. 265 x 220mm. pp. 354. English text. A volume examining the evolution of complex society in Southern Peru and Northern Bolivia. Black and white illustrations. Bound in original black boards. housed in pictorial dust jacket. Boards and pages clean. Dust jacket faded to spine and showing some light bumping and creasing to edges. Binding strong. No ownership inscription or underlining. 1.2kg. Extra postage overseas. Codice libro della libreria 037758
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Descrizione libro Ewing, New Jersey, U.S.A.: Univ of California Pr, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. Hardcover with dust jacket. 354 pages. Very good condition, not damage to the pages or dust jacket. Black and white pictures and diagrams throughout. Codice libro della libreria NA-1038
Descrizione libro University of California Press, Berkeley, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. 1st Edition. 354 pp. Illustrated with 44 b/w photos and figures, 37 maps and 19 tables. Original black cloth with spine stamped in gilt. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. Codice libro della libreria 102519
Descrizione libro University of California Press., 2003. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. First Edition. Codice libro della libreria 006769