Encyclopedia of Prehistory

Volume 7: South America

  • Peter N. Peregrine
  • Melvin Ember

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. David Browman
    Pages 1-17
  3. Timothy Earle
    Pages 18-33
  4. Charles Stanish
    Pages 34-37
  5. Warren B. Church
    Pages 38-57
  6. Jerry Moore
    Pages 58-72
  7. Peter N. Peregrine
    Pages 73-74
  8. Anna Roosevelt
    Pages 75-77
  9. Shelia Pozorski, Thomas Pozorski
    Pages 78-97
  10. Wesley Hurt, Peter N. Peregrine
    Pages 98-107
  11. John Rick
    Pages 108-120
  12. Peter N. Peregrine
    Pages 121-122
  13. David Browman
    Pages 123-137
  14. Patricia J. Knobloch
    Pages 138-149
  15. Tamara L. Bray
    Pages 150-194
  16. Anna Roosevelt
    Pages 195-199
  17. Mark Aldenderfer
    Pages 200-216
  18. Shelia Pozorski, Thomas Pozorski
    Pages 217-227
  19. Wesley Hurt, Peter N. Peregrine
    Pages 228-234
  20. Lawrence Kuznar
    Pages 235-252
  21. Peter N. Peregrine
    Pages 253-254
  22. Ernesto Luis Piana
    Pages 255-271
  23. Daniel Arsenault
    Pages 272-279
  24. Donald Proulx
    Pages 280-288
  25. Anna Roosevelt
    Pages 289-292
  26. Tom Dillehay
    Pages 293-303
  27. Wesley Hurt, Peter N. Peregrine
    Pages 304-316
  28. Peter N. Peregrine
    Pages 317-318
  29. Paul Goldstein
    Pages 319-342
  30. Jose Proenza Brochado
    Pages 343-354
  31. Back Matter
    Pages 355-379

About this book


temporal dimension. Major traditions are The Encyclopedia of Prehistory represents an attempt to provide basic information also defined by a somewhat different set of on all archaeologically known cultures, sociocultural characteristics than are eth­ covering the entire globe and the entire nological cultures. Major traditions are prehistory of humankind. It is designed as defined based on common subsistence a tool to assist in doing comparative practices, sociopolitical organization, and research on the peoples of the past. Most material industries, but language, ideology, of the entries are written by the world's and kinship ties play little or no part in foremost experts on the particular areas their definition because they are virtually and time periods. unrecoverable from archaeological con­ The Encyclopedia is organized accord­ texts. In contrast, language, ideology, and ing to major traditions. A major tradition kinship ties are central to defining ethno­ is defined as a group of populations sharing logical cultures. similar subsistence practices, technology, There are three types of entries in the and forms of sociopolitical organization, Encyclopedia: the major tradition entry, which are spatially contiguous over a rela­ the regional subtradition entry, and the tively large area and which endure tempo­ site entry. Each contains different types of rally for a relatively long period. Minimal information, and each is intended to be areal coverage for a major tradition can used in a different way.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Peter N. Peregrine
    • 1
  • Melvin Ember
    • 2
  1. 1.Lawrence UniversityAppletonUSA
  2. 2.Human Relations Area FilesYale UniversityNew HavenUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Human Relations Area Files, Inc. 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-7134-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-0521-1
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