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By Cristiana Barreto (auth.), Cristóbal Gnecco, Carl Langebaek (eds.)

ISBN-10: 1461487234

ISBN-13: 9781461487234

ISBN-10: 1461487242

ISBN-13: 9781461487241

The papers during this booklet query the tyranny of typological considering in archaeology via case stories from a variety of South American international locations (Venezuela, Colombia, Bolivia, Argentina, and Brazil) and Antarctica. they target to teach that typologies are unavoidable (they are, finally, tips to create networks that supply meanings to symbols) yet that their tyranny will be conquer in the event that they are used from a serious, heuristic and non-prescriptive stance: severe as the complacent perspective in the direction of their tyranny is changed via a militant stance opposed to it; heuristic simply because they're used as capacity to arrive substitute and suggestive interpretations yet now not as final and yes destinies; and non-prescriptive simply because rather than utilizing them as threads to stick to they're particularly used as constitutive elements of extra advanced and connective materials. The papers incorporated within the ebook are assorted in temporal and locational phrases. They disguise from so referred to as Formative societies in lowland Venezuela to Inca-related ones in Bolivia; from the coastal shell middens of Brazil to the megalithic sculptors of SW Colombia. but, the papers are similar. they've got in universal their shared rejection of verified, naturalized typologies that constrain the way in which archaeologists see, forcing their interpretations into renowned and predictable conclusions. Their resourceful interpretative proposals flee from the safe convenience of venerable typologies, many suspicious due to their organization with colonial political narratives. as an alternative, the authors suggest novel methods of facing archaeological data.

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The papers during this ebook query the tyranny of typological pondering in archaeology via case experiences from quite a few South American international locations (Venezuela, Colombia, Bolivia, Argentina, and Brazil) and Antarctica. they target to teach that typologies are unavoidable (they are, finally, how one can create networks that provide meanings to symbols) yet that their tyranny should be triumph over in the event that they are used from a serious, heuristic and non-prescriptive stance: serious as the complacent perspective in the direction of their tyranny is changed by means of a militant stance opposed to it; heuristic simply because they're used as ability to arrive replacement and suggestive interpretations yet now not as final and certain destinies; and non-prescriptive simply because rather than utilizing them as threads to keep on with they're particularly used as constitutive components of extra advanced and connective materials.

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Les sambaquis COSIPA (4200 à 1200 ans BP): étude de la subsistance chez les peuples préhistoriques de pê cheurs- ramasseurs de bivalves de la cote ˆ centrale de l’état de São Paulo, Brésil. Doctoral dissertation, Musée National d’Histoire Naturelle, Institut de Paléontologie Humaine, Paris. Figuti, L. (1993). O homem pré-histórico, o molusco e o sambaqui: considerações sobre a subsistê ncia dos povos sambaquianos. Revista do Museu de Arqueologia e Etnologia, 3, 67–80. Figuti, L. (1997). Les sites prehistoriques cotiers du Brésil méridional: ecosystemes littoraux et hommes.

After Langebaek 1991, p. 328) 30 R. A. Gassón The social interaction process played an important role on the development of labor division within the most complex societies. The Andean societies as cores (complex chiefdoms) and the periphery in the lowlands (local communities) interacted economically in such a way that the former produced elaborated objects that required the existence of specialists, while the latter provided raw materials. Developed chiefdoms and local communities in northern South America aspired to dominate diverse ecologies in order to gain continuous access to food resources.

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