A Prehistory Of South America

Author: Jerry D. Moore
Editor: University Press of Colorado
ISBN: 1607323338
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A Prehistory of South America is an overview of the ancient and historic native cultures of the entire continent of South America based on the most recent archaeological investigations. This accessible, clearly written text is designed to engage undergraduate and beginning graduate students in anthropology. For more than 12,000 years, South American cultures ranged from mobile hunters and gatherers to rulers and residents of colossal cities. In the process, native South American societies made advancements in agriculture and economic systems and created great works of art—in pottery, textiles, precious metals, and stone—that still awe the modern eye. Organized in broad chronological periods, A Prehistory of South America explores these diverse human achievements, emphasizing the many adaptations of peoples from a continent-wide perspective. Moore examines the archaeologies of societies across South America, from the arid deserts of the Pacific coast and the frigid Andean highlands to the humid lowlands of the Amazon Basin and the fjords of Patagonia and beyond. Illustrated in full color and suitable for an educated general reader interested in the Precolumbian peoples of South America, A Prehistory of South America is a long overdue addition to the literature on South American archaeology.

Historical Dictionary Of Ancient South America

Author: Martin Giesso
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1538102374
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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Ancient South America contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and the culture of ancient South America.

Regional Cooperation In Amazonia

Author: Maria Antonia Tigre
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9004313508
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In Regional Cooperation in Amazonia: A Comparative Environmental Law Analysis, Maria Antonia Tigre investigates efforts in regional cooperation for the protection of the Amazonian ecosystem by the eight countries in which the world’s largest rainforest lies.

Visions Of Culture

Author: Jerry D. Moore
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 144226666X
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This classic textbook offers anthropology students a succinct, clear, and balanced introduction to theoretical developments in the field.

Arm Und Reich

Author: Jared M. Diamond
Editor:
ISBN: 9783596149674
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Mortuary Practices And Ritual Associations

Author: John E. Staller
Editor: British Archaeological Reports Limited
ISBN:
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Ten papers plus an introduction, some of which are taken from a symposium held at the SAA in Chicago in 1999, on the recognition of shamanic traditions within funerary contexts in South America and how to address the diversity within the shamanic elements represented. This is not the place to find an in-depth discussion of the definition of shamanism, but it is where you will find a number of case studies.

Eine Kurze Geschichte Der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Editor: DVA
ISBN: 364110498X
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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Old World Archaeology Newsletter

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The Native Languages Of South America

Author: Loretta O'Connor
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139867989
Size: 10,91 MB
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In South America indigenous languages are extremely diverse. There are over one hundred language families in this region alone. Contributors from around the world explore the history and structure of these languages, combining insights from archaeology and genetics with innovative linguistic analysis. The book aims to uncover regional patterns and potential deeper genealogical relations between the languages. Based on a large-scale database of features from sixty languages, the book analyses major language families such as Tupian and Arawakan, as well as the Quechua/Aymara complex in the Andes, the Isthmo-Colombian region and the Andean foothills. It explores the effects of historical change in different grammatical systems and fills gaps in the World Atlas of Language Structures (WALS) database, where South American languages are underrepresented. An important resource for students and researchers interested in linguistics, anthropology and language evolution.