Tropical Forest Archaeology in Western Pichincha, Ecuador / Edition 1

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This case study uniquely covers a tropical forest area in Ecuador. It combines a discussion of the travails of conducting archaeology in the tropical forest and the results of extensive research. Of particular interest are the strategies employed for site survey. It also explores how present-day descendents of prehistoric peoples and archaeologists can work together to solve environmental problems. This kind of cooperative research promises to bring insight for the future from the two groups that have the greatest personal stake in understanding the ancient past.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534612948
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/6/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Ronald Lippi is a South American archaeologist. Although he has some archaeological experience in Wisconsin and Illinois, he has dedicated most of his career to projects in Ecuador. He received a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Minnesota, then turned to Anthropology and received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is professor of Anthropology at the Marathon County campus of the University of Wisconsin Colleges, as well as chair of the 13-campus Department of Anthropology and Sociology that is spread around the state.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables. Foreward. Preface. 1. A Visit to the Tsachilas. 2. The Western Pichincha Project. 3. The Ethnohistory of Western Pichincha. 4. Looking for Sites in All the Right Places. 5. How to "X-ray" a Deeply Buried Cloud Forest Site. 6. Performing "Exploratory Surgery" at Nambillo. 7. Lost and Found - Special Interest Sites. 8. Reading the Artifacts. 9. Yumbos, Niguas and the Space-Time Continuum. 10. What We've Learned, or Who Said Hindsight is 20-20? References. Credits. Index.

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