The Estado as a Proto-State Polity

  • Tom D. Dillehay
Part of the Contributions To Global Historical Archaeology book series (CGHA, volume 38)


The theoretical background and concepts applied in this study are developed and definitions of states and polities are considered.


States Composite Andes Legitimacy Power Authority 


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  1. 1.Department of AnthropologyVanderbilt UniversityNashvilleUSA

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