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Author Capriles Flores, José M., author
Title The economic organization of early camelid pastoralism in the Andean highlands of Bolivia / José M. Capriles
Imprint Oxford : Archaeopress, 2014
book jacket
 傅{21426  WX CC1 B223  v.2597    AVAILABLE    30530001250794
Descript xvi, 184 pages : illustrations, maps ; 30 cm
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Series BAR international series ; 2597
BAR international series ; 2597
Note "40 years of BAR"--Back cover
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-184)
"The domestication of South American camelids (llamas and alpacas) transformed the use of the Andean landscape. In the central altiplano of Bolivia, during the Formative Period (1500 BC - AD 500) a cultural complex known as Wankarani developed. This book discusses the development of early camelid pastoralism by testing a set of hypotheses related to Wankarani economic organization. In contrast with previous ideas that suggested the emergence of sedentary agricultural villages in this region, settlement patterns, site layouts and faunal remains analyses support the interpretation that the development and persistence of mobile pastoralist communities occurred in the Bolivian central altiplano."--Publisher's web site
Introduction -- The world of pastoralism and camelid herding -- Research problem: Early camelid pastoralism in the Central Altiplano -- Study area -- Materials and methods -- Archaeological survey and settlement patterns -- Archaeological excavations and settlement layouts -- Zooarchaeological analyisis -- Discussion: understanding early Andean camelid pastoralism -- Conclusions
Lib. has: Published in 2016 by BAR Publishing. FSN
Subject Pastoral systems -- Bolivia
Pastoral systems -- Altiplano
Indians of South America -- Bolivia -- Antiquities
Indians of South America -- Altiplano -- Antiquities
Bolivia -- Antiquities
Altiplano -- Antiquities
Camelidae -- Bolivia
Camelidae -- Altiplano
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Bolivia
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Altiplano
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