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Title Archaeology and language in the Andes : a cross-disciplinary exploration of prehistory / edited by Paul Heggarty & David Beresford-Jones.
Published Oxford ; New York : Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, 2012.
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Description xxiii, 454 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Series Proceedings of the British Academy ; 173
Proceedings of the British Academy ; 173.
Note Includes abstracts on pages [435]-440.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : archaeology, linguistics, and the Andean past : a much-needed conversation / David Beresford-Jones and Paul Heggarty -- Archaeology and language in the Andes : some general models of change / Colin Renfrew -- Broadening our horizons : towards an interdisciplinary prehistory of the Andes / David Beresford-Jones and Paul Heggarty -- Modelling the Quechua-Aymara relationship : structural features, sociolinguistic scenarios and possible archaeological evidence / Pieter Muysken -- On the origins of social complexity in the central Andes and possible linguistic connections / Peter Kaulicke -- Central Andean language expansion and the Chavin sphere of interaction / Richard L. Burger -- The first millennium AD in north central Peru : critical perspectives on a linguistic periphery / George F. Lau -- Cajamarca Quechua and the expansion of the Huari state / Willem F.H. Adelaar -- Middle horizon imperialism and the prehistoric dispersal of Andean languages / William H. Isbell -- Indicators of possible driving forces for the spread of Quechua and Aymara reflected in the archaeology of Cuzco / Gordon McEwan -- Unravelling the enigma of the 'particular language' of the Incas / Rodolfo CerrĂ³n-Palomino -- Accounting for the spread of Quechua and Aymara between Cuzco and Lake Titicaca / Bill Sillar -- The herder-cultivator relationship as a paradigm for archaeological origins, linguistic dispersals, and the evolution of record-keeping in the Andes / Gary Urton -- How did Quechua reach Ecuador? / Anne Marie Hocquenghem -- Quechua's southern boundary : the case of Santiago del Estero, Argentina / Elizabeth DeMarrais -- Conclusion : a cross-disciplinary prehistory for the Andes? : surveying the state of the art / Paul Heggarty and David Beresford-Jones.
Summary The Andes are of unquestioned significance to the human story: a cradle of agriculture and of 'pristine' civilisation with a pedigree of millennia. The Incas were but the culmination of a succession of civilisations that rose and fell to leave one of the richest archaeological records on Earth. By no coincidence, the Andes are home also to our greatest surviving link to the speech of the New World before European conquest: the Quechua language family. For linguists, the native tongues of the Andes make for another rich seam of data on origins, expansions and reversals throughout prehistory. Historians and anthropologists, meanwhile, negotiate many pitfalls to interpret the conflicting mytho-histories of the Andes, recorded for us only through the distorting prism of the conquistadors' world-view.00.
Subject Indians of South America -- Andes Region -- Antiquities.
Indians of South America -- Andes Region -- Languages -- History.
Quechua language -- History.
Anthropological linguistics -- Andes Region.
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Andes Region.
Andes Region -- Antiquities.
Andes Region -- Languages -- History.
Related Names Heggarty, Paul, 1967-
Beresford-Jones, David.
British Academy.
ISBN 9780197265031 (hbk.)
0197265030 (hbk.)
OCLC number 754167880