Some Thoughts on Mining and Quarrying in the Ancient Andes

  • Richard L. Burger
Part of the Interdisciplinary Contributions to Archaeology book series (IDCA)


In the following discussion, I offer some thoughts stimulated by the papers brought together in this volume. At the suggestion of the editors, I emphasize the themes in the initial portion of the volume dealing with the extraction of non-metallic deposits.


Externalist Approach Salt Production Mercury Isotope Stone Quarry Mercury Sulfide 
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I would like to thank Nico Tripcevich and Kevin Vaughn for inviting me to participate in the original session and, when I was unable to attend, to still extend an invitation to me to submit this discussion for the published volume.


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  1. 1.AnthropologyYale UniversityNew HavenUSA

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