Incas and Their Ancestors The Archaeology of Peru

ISBN-10: 0500282773

ISBN-13: 9780500282779

Edition: 2nd 2001 (Revised)

Authors: Michael E. Moseley

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This introduction to the culture of ancient Peru provides plentiful information about the farming communities, religions, rituals and the effects of the climate on the people. It incorporates information from recent archaeological discoveries.
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List price: $34.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication date: 6/17/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

The Incas
The conquest
The historical record
The archaeological record
Land of the Four Quarters
The Cordillera
Geography of the Four Quarters
Making a living
The Inca Model of Statecraft
The cosmos
The ayllu
Colonization of the Cordillera
The colonization process
Adaptive dispersal
The Preceramic Foundations of Civilization
Preceramic economies
Social formations
Monumental architecture
The Initial Period and Early Horizon
Irrigation agriculture
Monumental architecture
Highland developments
The Titicaca Basin
The Early Horizon
The southern sphere
Chavin and the northern sphere
The Early Intermediate Period
North coast
The central and south coasts
The sierra
The altiplano
The Middle Horizon
Moche upheaval
Huari adaptive dispersal
The Late Intermediate Period
The Titicaca region
The southern sierra
The central and northern sierra
The central and south coasts
Chimor and the north
Sources of Illustrations
General Bibliography
Archaeological Bibliography
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