Andean Archaeology II

Art, Landscape, and Society

Editors: Silverman, Helaine, Isbell, William H. (Eds.)

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The origins and development of civilization are vital components to the understanding of the cultural processes that create human societies. Comparing and contrasting the evolutionary sequences from different civilizations is one approach to discovering their unique development. One area for comparison is in the Central Andes where several societies remained in isolation without a written language. As a direct result, the only resource to understand these societies is their material artifacts.
In this second volume, the focus is on the art and landscape remains and what they uncover about societies of the Central Andes region. The ancient art and landscape, revealing the range and richness of the societies of the area significantly shaped the development of Andean archaeology. This work includes discussions on:

- pottery and textiles;
- iconography and symbols;
- ideology;
- geoglyphs and rock art.

This volume will be of interest to Andean archaeologists, cultural and historical anthropologists, material archaeologists and Latin American historians.

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From the Reviews:
"...these volumes stand as an excellent overview of current Andean archaeological research, outside the confines of a particular school or perspective. This is, to my knowledge, the first English-language edited overview of Andean archaeology to be produced in at least 10 years. Both volumes should be on the shelves of all Andean prehistorians and university libraries, and could also provide an introduction to current Andean research for archaeologists working in other places. For those who teach an undergraduate course on the prehistory of the Andes either or both books would provide an excellent, and conveniently packaged, selection of in-depth materials that could accompany a more general text. Those with a general interest in the prehistory of the Andes will find much detail in Silverman and Isbell's volumes. The authors are to be congratulated on such a wide-ranging collection, and here is hoping that their wish to add further volumes to the series is realized in the near future."
(Ross W. Jamieson, Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies)


Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • From Art to Material Culture

    Silverman, Helaine (et al.)

    Pages 3-20

  • Introduction

    Silverman, Helaine (et al.)

    Pages 23-34

  • Identification of the Camelid Woman and Feline Man Themes, Motifs, and Designs in Pucara Style Pottery

    Chávez, Sergio J.

    Pages 35-69

  • Differentiating Paracas Necropolis and Early Nasca Textiles

    Silverman, Helaine

    Pages 71-105

  • Proto-Writing in Moche Pottery at Cerro Mayal, Peru

    Jackson, Margaret A.

    Pages 107-135

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Hardcover $269.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-306-47250-3
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Softcover $239.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4613-5150-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Andean Archaeology II
Book Subtitle
Art, Landscape, and Society
Editors
  • Helaine Silverman
  • William H. Isbell
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-0597-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-0597-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-47250-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-5150-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 376
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