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Bioarchaeology and Social Theory
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Diet, Nutrition, and Foodways on the North Coast of Peru

Bioarchaeological Perspectives on Adaptive Transitions

Authors: Turner, Bethany, Klaus, Haagen

  • Studies the relationship between health and diet in the context of power and cultural crisis
  • Focuses on the indigenous communities in the Lambayeque River Valley of Peru in the time periods before, during and after colonial domination Delves into the rich and varied roles of foodways on the bodies and communities in this region of the world
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This book synthesizes in-depth bioarchaeological research into diet, subsistence regimes, and nutrition—and corresponding insights into adaptation, suffering, and resilience—among indigenous north-coastal Peruvian communities from early agricultural through European colonial periods.

The Spanish invasion and colonization of Andean South America left millions dead, landscapes transformed, and traditional ways of life annihilated. However, the nature and magnitude of these changes were far from uniform. By the time the Spanish arrived, over four millennia of complex societies had emerged and fallen, and in the 16th century, the region was home to the largest and most expansive indigenous empire in the western hemisphere.

Decades of Andean archaeological and ethnohistorical research have explored the incredible sophistication of regional agropastoral traditions, the importance of food and feasting as mechanisms of control, and the significance of maritime economies in the consolidation of complex polities. Bioarchaeology is particularly useful in studying these processes. Beyond identifying what resources were available and how they were prepared, bioarchaeological methods provide unique opportunities and humanized perspectives to reconstruct what individuals actually ate, and whether their diets changed within their own lifespans.

About the authors

Dr. Bethany L. Turner received her PhD in Anthropology from Emory University. She has published 20 peer-reviewed papers and 9 book chapters in social bioarchaeology, geochemical bioarchaeology, and the anthropology of food and diet, including 1 with Springer. Her work has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the Wenner Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research. She has also served as an Associate Editor for Journal of Archaeological Science since 2018. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Anthropology Department at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dr. Haagen D. Klaus received his Ph.D. in anthropology from The Ohio State University in 2008. Since 2002, he has directed the Lambayeque Valley Biohistory Project in Peru, funded in part by the National Science Foundation, the Wenner-Gren Foundation, and the National Geographic Society. He has previously co-edited three volumes and two special issues of the International Journal of Paleopathology, and has authored or co-authored 23 journal articles and 25 book chapters on diverse topics, from the diagnosis of diverse infectious and metabolic diseases in human skeletal remains to paleodiet, funerary archaeology, colonialism, biological distance analysis, and ritual violence. He is currently an associate professor of anthropology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at George Mason Unviersity in Fairfax, Virginia.   

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eBook 69,99 €
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  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • à paraître: 31 mai 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-42614-9
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Hardcover 89,66 €
price for France (gross)
  • à paraître: 31 mai 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-42613-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Diet, Nutrition, and Foodways on the North Coast of Peru
Book Subtitle
Bioarchaeological Perspectives on Adaptive Transitions
Authors
Series Title
Bioarchaeology and Social Theory
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-42614-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-42614-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-42613-2
Series ISSN
2567-6776
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 230
Number of Illustrations
19 b/w illustrations, 23 illustrations in colour
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