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Demographic Collapse: Indian Peru, 1520-1620
     

Demographic Collapse: Indian Peru, 1520-1620

by Alan Knight (Editor), Noble David Cook
 

While many scholars have been interested in the size of the Indian population of the Americas at the time of first contact with Europeans, this book, first published in 1982, was the first to make a thorough examination of the question. Focusing on Peru, Professor Cook estimates population size on the basis of archaeology, carrying capacity of the agricultural

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While many scholars have been interested in the size of the Indian population of the Americas at the time of first contact with Europeans, this book, first published in 1982, was the first to make a thorough examination of the question. Focusing on Peru, Professor Cook estimates population size on the basis of archaeology, carrying capacity of the agricultural systems, disease mortality, depopulation ratios, and census projection. He also analyses the catastrophic population decline that resulted from contact with Europeans, and compares this experience with that of the coastal region and the Andean highlands.

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ISBN-13:
9780521523141
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/31/2003
Series:
Cambridge Latin American Studies Series , #41
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

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