Life and Death at Paloma: Society and Mortuary Practices in a Preceramic Peruvian Village

Life and Death at Paloma: Society and Mortuary Practices in a Preceramic Peruvian Village

by Jeffrey Quilter
     
 
Life and Death at Paloma, when published in 1989, was the first in-depth treatment of burials from a preagricultural South American village. It remains a valuable resource used by students and scholars of Andean archaeology. Jeffrey Quilter analyzes the life of Paloma's people during the transition from a hunting-gathering-fishing way of life to a more sedentary

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Life and Death at Paloma, when published in 1989, was the first in-depth treatment of burials from a preagricultural South American village. It remains a valuable resource used by students and scholars of Andean archaeology. Jeffrey Quilter analyzes the life of Paloma's people during the transition from a hunting-gathering-fishing way of life to a more sedentary horticultural society and offers a study of preceramic Peruvian life through his analysis of this site's graves and their contents.

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An extensively annotated reissue of a humorous book published in 1851 (Lippincott, Grambo; Philadelphia). Purporting to be the exploits of one David Rattlehead, the book is a thinly fictionalized account of Dr. Marcus Lafayette Byrn's practice in eastern Arkansas. It serves today to recount folk medical practices, traditional songs, legends, beliefs, and humor. Contains an introduction by folklorist W.K. McNeil. Drawing on data collected as part of the U. of Missouri's excavations, this in-depth treatment of the site's graves and their contents is an analysis of life during the transition from hunting, gathering, and fishing to horticulture. Extensively illustrated. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781587293993
Publisher:
University of Iowa Press
Publication date:
02/15/2005
Edition description:
1
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Jeffrey Quilter is the author of Cobble Circles and Standing Stones (Iowa 2004), coeditor of Gold and Power in Ancient Costa Rica, Panama, and Colombia and Narrative Threads: Accounting and Recounting in Andean Khipu, and director of Pre-Columbian Studies and curator of the Pre-Columbian Collection at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection in Washington, D.C.

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