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Author: Helaine Silverman,William Isbell
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Title: Handbook of South American Archaeology
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Publisher: Springer; 1st ed. 2008. Corr. 2nd printing 2008 edition (October 6, 2008)
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Handbook of South American Archaeology by Helaine Silverman,William Isbell



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. Continental Introduction HELAINE SILVERMAN. INTRODUCTION Looking at a map (Figures ., . ), South America hangs heavily from the narrow, funnel-like Isthmus of Panama, which thus serves to delimit the continent on the north.

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We conceive of the Handbook of South American Archaeology as a contribution to area studies and agree with the Ford Foundation’s intellectual platform. We have tried to achieve it in this volume through engagement of an international roster of scholars as well as the final section of the HSAA which considers the practice of South American archaeology in its contemporary context. 1159 Chapter 1 Continental Introduction HELAINE SILVERMAN INTRODUCTION Looking at a map (Figures .

Isbell, William . and Silverman, Helaine 2006 Andean Archaeology III: North and South. Steward, Julian H. 1946-50 Handbook of South American Indians, 7 volumes. Bureau of American Ethnology, Bulletin 143. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, .

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.

342704 Kathleen W. Slane - (Corinth ) The Sanctuary of Demeter and Kore: The Roman Pottery and Lamps (1990, American School of Classical Studies) (197s) 61AB44B163C8. 342699 Gideon Shelach, Jeremy A. Sabloff - (Fundamental Issues in Archaeology ) Leadership Strategies, Economic Activity, and Interregional Interaction: Social Complexity in Northeast China (1999, Springer) (286s) 9B1EBA1A3C8E.

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by Helaine Silverman, William Isbell. Of particular merit and originality is the final section dealing with the ethics and practice of archaeology in South America today with each contribution written by a local scholar. Handbook of South American Archaeology belongs on the bookshelf of every.

Helaine Silverman, William H. Isbell, "Handbook of South American Archaeology" ISBN: 0387749063 2008 PDF 1192 pages 37 MB. The Handbook of South American Archaeology has been created as a major reference work for archaeologists working in South America, professors and their upper-division undergraduate and graduate students in South American archaeology courses including areal courses (Central Andes, North Andes, tropical lowlands), archaeologists working elsewhere in the world who want to learn about South American prehistory in a single volume. Handbook of South American Archaeology belongs on the bookshelf of every archaeologists working or living in South American but also will be of interest to those who study larger anthropological issues - such as cultural adaptation and state formation - in the prehistoric and historic periods.

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.
Reviews: 3
Tinavio
This book has a lot of great information about South American Pre-history and it is well organized. There's a lot of technical jargon in it, though, so if you aren't an Anthropology major/minor, you may be a bit lost. This book is heavy and huge, so you may want to see if there's one available to borrow from a circulation desk at school so you can keep your copy at home.
Mr_NiCkNaMe
Images are not great, especially the maps, but the information and its scope is excellent.
Kiutondyl
Highly recommend.