Actas

Author: Jorge de Alarção
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De Tomebamba A Cuenca

Author: Ross William Jamieson
Publisher: Editorial Abya Yala
ISBN: 9789978223321
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Handbook Of South American Archaeology

Author: Helaine Silverman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387749075
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Perhaps the contributions of South American archaeology to the larger field of world archaeology have been inadequately recognized. If so, this is probably because there have been relatively few archaeologists working in South America outside of Peru and recent advances in knowledge in other parts of the continent are only beginning to enter larger archaeological discourse. Many ideas of and about South American archaeology held by scholars from outside the area are going to change irrevocably with the appearance of the present volume. Not only does the Handbook of South American Archaeology (HSAA) provide immense and broad information about ancient South America, the volume also showcases the contributions made by South Americans to social theory. Moreover, one of the merits of this volume is that about half the authors (30) are South Americans, and the bibliographies in their chapters will be especially useful guides to Spanish and Portuguese literature as well as to the latest research. It is inevitable that the HSAA will be compared with the multi-volume Handbook of South American Indians (HSAI), with its detailed descriptions of indigenous peoples of South America, that was organized and edited by Julian Steward. Although there are heroic archaeological essays in the HSAI, by the likes of Junius Bird, Gordon Willey, John Rowe, and John Murra, Steward states frankly in his introduction to Volume Two that “arch- ology is included by way of background” to the ethnographic chapters.

Arqueolog A

Author: Colin Renfrew
Publisher: Ediciones AKAL
ISBN: 9788446002345
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Completo y riguroso panórama de los conceptos, métodos y prácticas sobre los que se sustenta la práctica arqueológica actual, de la excavación propiamente dicha a la interpretación de los datos, pasando por una visión histórica de la disciplina así como por las principales metodologías empleadas en nuestros días (Arqueología cognitiva, social y ambiental). Una herramienta indispensable para cualquier persona para la que la Arqueología constituya un instrumento básico de su trabajo e investigación.

Lukurmata

Author: Marc Bermann
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400863848
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Household archaeology, together with community and regional settlement information, forms the basis for a unique local perspective of Andean prehistory in this study of the evolution of the site of Lukurmata, a pre-Columbian community in highland Bolivia. First established nearly two thousand years ago, Lukurmata grew to be a major ceremonial center in the Tiwanaku state, a polity that dominated the south-central Andes from a.d. 400 to 1200. After the Tiwanaku state collapsed, Lukurmata rapidly declined, becoming once again a small village. In his analysis of a 1300-year-long sequence of house remains at Lukurmata, Marc Bermann traces patterns and changes in the organization of domestic life, household ritual, ties to other communities, and mortuary activities, as well as household adaptations to overarching political and economic trends. Prehistorians have long studied the processes of Andean state formation, expansion, and decline at the regional level, notes Bermann. But only now are we beginning to understand how these changes affected the lives of the residents at individual settlements. Presenting a "view from below" of Andean prehistory based on a remarkably extensive data set, Lukurmata is a rare case study of how prehispanic polities can be understood in new ways if prehistorians integrate the different lines of evidence available to them. Originally published in 1994. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Arqueolog A Y Estad Stica

Author: Juan A. Barceló
Publisher: Univ. Autònoma de Barcelona
ISBN: 9788449024948
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Este libro ha sido escrito especialmente para aquellos investigadores (y estudiantes de arqueología que pretenden convertirse en futuros profesionales de nuestra disciplina) que no sólo no tienen ni idea de las matemáticas, sino que aprendieron a odiarlas en sus años de escuela. El libro documenta de manera esquemática, intuitiva, simple y directa todas las funciones estadísticas que pudieran llegar a ser útiles para arqueólogos, y muestra ejemplos claros de todas ellas. La explicación de las diversas técnicas y métodos no está basada en fórmulas, sino que se insiste en la utilidad de las mismas y en el tipo de problemas arqueológicos que permiten resolver. Por otro lado, este libro está ajustado al uso del programa gratuito PAST (Paleontological Statistics), original de Øyvind Hammer, D.A.T. Harper y P.D. Ryan. Esta publicación es el primer volumen de una serie que cubrirá la mayoría de aspectos estadísticos de las investigaciones arqueológicas: análisis multidimensionales, análisis espacial, morfometría, seriación, etc. Juan A. Barceló es profesor titular en el Departamento de Prehistoria de la Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, centro en el que enseña temas de estadística en arqueología desde hace más de quince años. Es también fundador y director del laboratorio de Arqueología Cuantitativa y Aplicaciones Informáticas. Como investigador reconocido se ha especializado en la investigación de técnicas arqueológicas y en la teoría de la disciplina. Ha desarrollado aplicaciones informáticas, especialmente en temas tales como análisis espacial, estadística multidimensional, inteligencia artificial y visualización asistida por ordenador. Como arqueólogo ha participado en excavaciones en España, Portugal, Italia, Siria, Nicaragua y Argentina.