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

By: Isbell, William H.

Price: $55.20

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 developed during the latter half of the Early Intermediate Period (around A. D. 200) as a means of resistance to the process of stat... View more info

Public Archaeology in Annapolis: a Critical Approach to History in Maryland's Ancient City

By: Potter, Parker B. Jr.

Price: $7.36

Publisher: Washington, D. C., Smithsonian Inst Pr: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002053

ISBN: 1560984104

Condition: New with no dust jacket


Parker Potter examines the goals and specific initiatives in Archeology in Annapolis, a city-wide research program in Annapolis, Maryland. In a nuts-and-bolts analysis of this program, Potter addresses several issues of archaeological interpretation. He feels that archeologists and historians need to take into consideration current economic, social, and political conditions, as well as the needs of sponsors, in presenting their findings. They are interested in not only preserving the past, Potter writes, but also their sense of identity, especially against the encroachment of outsiders. A fasc... View more info