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Applied Archaeology in the Americas: Evaluating Archaeological Solutions to the Impacts of Global Environmental Change  

Jago Cooper and Lindsay Duncan

This chapter considers the role of archaeology in creating solutions for coping with the impacts of global environmental change, illustrated by cases from Latin America. Past examples of ... More

Camelid hunting and herding in Inca times: a view from the south of the empire  

Guillermo Luis Mengoni Goñalons

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Mar 2017
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Apr 2017
South American Camelids (SAC) occupied a central role in the development of Andean societies and were an essential element of the cultural landscape. During the Inca period camelids had a ... More

Evolution of Diet and the Food Economy in Peru and Ecuador: 10,000 to 500 BP  

J. Scott Raymond

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Aug 2016
Ecuador and Peru embrace a large and diverse mountainous landscape stretching from the equator to 18 degrees south latitude. Besides the bounty of protein available from the sea, there are ... More

Figurine Traditions from the Amazon  

Cristiana Barreto

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Apr 2017
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Jun 2017
Stone and ceramic figurines occurred in many pre-Columbian cultures of Amazonia but only appear as recurrent, traditional objects late in the cultural history of the region, primarily in ... More

Forests, steppes, and coastlines: zooarchaeology and the prehistoric exploitation of Patagonian habitats  

Luis A. Borrero

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Mar 2017
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Apr 2017
The human colonization of southern Patagonia began over 11,500 radiocarbon years bp. The first colonizers exploited Pleistocene megamammals and camelids. During the Early Holocene, after ... More

Indigenous Technologies, Archaeology, and Rural Development in the Andes: Three Decades of Trials in Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru  

Alexander Herrera

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Dec 2015
This chapter addresses the deployment of selected material elements of indigenous technology in rural development projects inspired by archaeological understandings of raised fields, ... More

Into The Americas: The Earliest Hunter-Gatherers in an Empty Continent  

Marcel Kornfeld and Gustavo G. Politis

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Apr 2014
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Jul 2014
The Americas (both North and South) were occupied by anatomically modern humans at least by 11000BP(12,900 calendar years ago)..An Asian origin of the First Americans is demonstrated ... More

Landscaping, Landscape Legacies, and Landesque Capital in Pre-Columbian Amazonia  

Manuel Arroyo-Kalin

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Apr 2016
How do human and landscape histories reciprocally affect each other? Can we distinguish between deliberate and unintended anthropic transformations of the landscape? This chapter ... More

Regional Hunter-Gatherer Research Traditions: South America  

Gustavo G. Politis and Almudena Hernando

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Apr 2014
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Jul 2014
This article tries to capture the great diversity of South American hunter-gatherers based on different ‘ethnographic presents’: some of these groups are already extinct whereas others are ... More

The Rehabilitation of Pre-Hispanic Agricultural Infrastructure to Support Rural Development in the Peruvian Andes: The Work of the Cusichaca Trust  

Ann Kendall and David Drew

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Apr 2016
For the last 35 years an approach to rural development based on archaeological and environmental data and the accumulation of practical experience has underlain the Cusichaca Trust’s ... More

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