2008

The Handbook of South American Archaeology

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ISBN: 978-0-387-74906-8 (Print) 978-0-387-74907-5 (Online)

Table of contents (59 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxvi

  2. Introduction

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      Pages 3-26

      Continental Introduction

  3. Early Occupations Of South America

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      Pages 29-43

      Profiles in Pleistocene History

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      Pages 45-58

      Chinchorro Culture: Pioneers of the Coast of the Atacama Desert

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      Pages 59-77

      Early Occupations in the Southern Cone

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      Pages 79-90

      The Process of Sedentism in Northwestern South America

  4. Environment And Subsistence

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      Pages 93-104

      Central Andean Environments

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      Pages 105-120

      Plant Domestication and the Shift to Agriculture in the Andes

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      Pages 121-130

      Animal Domestication in South America

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      Pages 131-143

      High Elevation Foraging Societies

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      Pages 145-156

      Early Fishing Societies in Western South America

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      Pages 157-183

      Amazonia: The Historical Ecology of a Domesticated Landscape

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      Pages 185-216

      The Archaeology of Agriculture in Ancient Amazonia

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      Pages 217-233

      Agricultural Earthworks on the French Guiana Coast

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      Pages 235-260

      The Pampas and Campos of South America

  5. Lowland Moundbuilders

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      Pages 263-278

      Pre-Columbian Mound Complexes in the Upano River Valley, Lowland Ecuador

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      Pages 279-302

      The Archaeology of the Guianas: An Overview

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      Pages 303-318

      Barrancoid and Arauquinoid Mound Builders in Coastal Suriname

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      Pages 319-335

      Sambaqui (Shell Mound) Societies of Coastal Brazil

  6. Continental Variations In Non-State Complexity

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      Pages 339-357

      The Nonagricultural Chiefdoms of Marajó Island

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      Pages 359-379

      Ecology, Ceramic Chronology and Distribution, Long-term History, and Political Change in the Amazonian Floodplain

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