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Mummies and Mortuary Monuments A Postprocessual Prehistory of Central Andean Social Organization

By: Isbell, William H.

Price: $73.60

Publisher: Austin, Texas, U. S. A., University of Texas Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004502

ISBN: 0292738706

Condition: New in New dust jacket


Since prehistoric times, Andean societies have been organized around the ayllu, a grouping of real or ceremonial kinspeople who share labor, resources, and ritual obligations. Many Andean scholars believe the ayllu is as ancient as Andean culture itself, dating back to 6000 B. C. , and that it arose to alleviate the hardships of farming in the mountainous Andean environment. In this bold revisionist book, however, William Isbell persuasively argues that the ayllu develop... View more info