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"A major contribution to Amazonian anthropology, and possibly a direction changer."
—J. Scott Raymond, University of Calgary
"An original, even brave, effort to demonstrate what various subdisciplines of anthropology can contribute to the examination of a complex problem. The cultural history and ethnogenesis of the Amazon--or any other part of the world--is not a question for archaeology or linguistics or ethnohistory alone."
—David Eller, Anthropology Review Database
"The editors have done a significant service to the literature by outlining the strongest position for the interactionist paradigm, one which is also gaining prominence for the later prehistory of the Caribbean...Moreover, the editors have the intellectual generosity to include in their edited volume contributions that are directly subversive of their thesis, predictably this reviewer's favorite chapters, as well as Neil Whitehead's thoughtful afterword which, while generally supportive of their paradigm, is also cognizant of the complexities that DeBoer presents as well as providing a trenchant critique of the Eurocentric least-effort GIS chapter of Dahl and colleagues as applied to Arawak distribution, and gently chiding Whitten's highly polemical chapter. All in all, this volume is an interesting and stimulating selection of perspectives from diverse, if sometimes ill-digested, disciplines."
—Peter G. Roe, Journal of Anthropological Research
"Ethnhicity in Ancient Amazonia will be appreciated by those with an interest in understanding the diversity of the Amazonian past and historical situational views of ethnicity. The editors did a good job of putting together these fascinating chapters."
—Augusto Oyuela-Caycedo, American Anthropologist