Us and Them: Archaeology and Ethnicity in the Andes

Us and Them: Archaeology and Ethnicity in the Andes

by Richard Martin Reycraft
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Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press


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Us and Them: Archaeology and Ethnicity in the Andes

This volume brings together a corpus of scholars whose work collectively represents a significant advancement in the study of prehistoric ethnicity in the Andean region. The assembled research represents an outstanding collection of theoretical and methodological approaches, and conveys recent discoveries in several subfields of prehistoric Andean anthropology, including spatial archaeology, mortuary archaeology, textile studies, ceramic analysis, and biological anthropology. Many of the authors in this volume apply novel research techniques, while others wield more established approaches in original ways. Although the research presented in this volume has occurred in the Andean region, many of the novel methods applied will be applicable to other geographic regions, and it is hoped that this research will stimulate others to pursue future innovative work in the prehistoric study of ethnic identification.

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ISBN-13: 9781931745178
Publisher: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press
Publication date: 05/01/2005
Series: Monographs Series , #53
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 8.64(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Richard Martin Reycraft teaches in the Department of Anthropology at the University of New Mexico

Table of Contents

1Introduction: Us and Them: Archaeology and Ethnicity in the Andes1
2Ethnogenesis at Galindo, Peru12
3Of Pots and People: Ceramic Style and Social Identity in the Tiwanaku State34
4Style Change and Ethnogenesis among the Chiribaya of Far South Coastal Peru54
5Who Were the Priests, the Warriors, and the Prisoners? A Peculiar Problem of Identity in Moche Culture and Iconography, North Coast of Peru73
6Household Approaches to Ethnicity on the South Coast of Peru: The Domestic Architecture of Early Nasca Society86
7Cultural Communication of Ethnicity through Clothing: The Qocha-Lake Symbol in Contemporary Textiles from Ausangate, Peru104
8North Coast Style after Moche: Clothing and Identity at El Brujo, Chicama Valley, Peru115
9Ethnicity, Kinship, and Ancient DNA134
10A Bioarchaeological Approach to Tiwanaku Group Dynamics153
11A Bioarchaeological Assessment of Prehistoric Ethnicity among Early Late Intermediate Period Populations of the Azapa Valley, Chile183
12Pescadores and Labradores among the Senorio of Chiribaya in Southern Peru206
13Migration, Colonies, and Ethnicity in the South-Central Andes226
14Discussion: Ethnogenesis and Ethnicity in the Andes233

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