South America, Archaeology of

Angelo, Dante; Walker, John H.

Keywords: andes, history, agriculture, cities, andean, south america, archaeology, landscapes, art, ceramics, religion, anthropology, ethnohistory, amazon, indigenous peoples, empire, local knowledge, Amazonian, Community archaeology


The archaeology of South America provides long-term context for problems in many disciplines, including history, anthropology, linguistics, ethnohistory, political science, biology, and ecology. Using a comparison between the Andes Mountains and the Amazon River, this article briefly reviews the history of the discipline, and outlines recent developments. The placement of South American archaeology is considered within scholarship both in South America and around the world.

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Editorial: Elsevier
Fecha de publicación: 2015
Página de inicio: 36
Página final: 42
Idioma: English