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Archaeology of Andean Pastoralism (Hardcover)

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This volume treats aspects of the archaeological study of Andean pastorialism. It represents a mixture of new studies and critical surveys of existing literature. Capriles and Tripcevich and their contributors discuss the nature and limits of their data sets, such as geographical scope, the dangers of reliance on contemporary patterns, and the recently diminished status of herding. Broad topics include the domestication of South American camelids, changes in economic practices, development of pastoralist economies focused on animals, and affinity for camelids by Andean people expressed ceremonially. Together they articulate a major theme regarding the evolving relationship between humans, animal herds, and the Andean landscape. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 268.0
Genre: Social Science, History
Sub-Genre: Archaeology, Latin America / South America
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of New Mexico Pr
Language: English
Street Date: May 1, 2016
TCIN: 51156162
UPC: 9780826357021
Item Number (DPCI): 248-16-8410

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