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Archaeology and Language in the Andes: A Cross-Disciplinary Exploration of Prehistory

edited by Paul Heggarty & David Beresford-Jones
Oxford ; New York : Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, 2012.
Proceedings of the British Academy
9780197265031 (hbk.), 0197265030 (hbk.)
The Andes are of unquestioned significance to the human story: a cradle of agriculture and of 'pristine' civilisation with a pedigree of millennia. The Incas were but the culmination of a succession of civilisations that rose and fell to leave one of the richest archaeological records on Earth. By no coincidence, the Andes are home also to our greatest surviving link to the speech of the New World before European conquest: the Quechua language family. For linguists, the native tongues of the Andes make for another rich seam of data on origins, expansions and reversals throughout prehistory. Historians and anthropologists, meanwhile, negotiate many pitfalls to interpret the conflicting mytho-histories of the Andes, recorded for us only through the distorting prism of the conquistadors' world-view.00.
  • Afanasy Nikitin: west and central India, 1471-73
  • Cesare Federici: central and south India, 1563-66
  • Father Antonio Monserrate: west and north India and Punjab, 1579-82
  • William Hawkins: west and north India, 1608-13 --Peter Mundy: north and west India, 1632-33
  • Friar Sebastien Manrique: east India, 1640
  • Niccolao Manucci: west and north India, 1655-56
  • François Bernier: north India, Punjab and Kashmir, 1664
  • Jean-Baptiste Tavernier: north and east India, 1665-66
  • Friar Domingo Fernandez de Navarrete: south and central India, 1670-71.
  • Introduction : archaeology, linguistics, and the Andean past : a much-needed conversation / David Beresford-Jones and Paul Heggarty
  • Archaeology and language in the Andes : some general models of change / Colin Renfrew
  • Broadening our horizons : towards an interdisciplinary prehistory of the Andes / David Beresford-Jones and Paul Heggarty
  • Modelling the Quechua-Aymara relationship : structural features, sociolinguistic scenarios and possible archaeological evidence / Pieter Muysken
  • On the origins of social complexity in the central Andes and possible linguistic connections / Peter Kaulicke
  • Central Andean language expansion and the Chavin sphere of interaction / Richard L. Burger
  • First millennium AD in north central Peru : critical perspectives on a linguistic periphery / George F. Lau
  • Cajamarca Quechua and the expansion of the Huari state / Willem F.H. Adelaar
  • Middle horizon imperialism and the prehistoric dispersal of Andean languages / William H. Isbell
  • Indicators of possible driving forces for the spread of Quechua and Aymara reflected in the archaeology of Cuzco / Gordon McEwan
  • Unravelling the enigma of the 'particular language' of the Incas / Rodolfo Cerrón-Palomino
  • Accounting for the spread of Quechua and Aymara between Cuzco and Lake Titicaca / Bill Sillar
  • Herder-cultivator relationship as a paradigm for archaeological origins, linguistic dispersals, and the evolution of record-keeping in the Andes / Gary Urton
  • How did Quechua reach Ecuador? / Anne Marie Hocquenghem
  • Quechua's southern boundary : the case of Santiago del Estero, Argentina / Elizabeth DeMarrais
  • Conclusion : a cross-disciplinary prehistory for the Andes? : surveying the state of the art / Paul Heggarty and David Beresford-Jones.
xxiii, 454 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Includes abstracts on pages [435]-440.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Proceedings of the British Academy ; 173
Proceedings of the British Academy 173
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