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By William Isbell, Helaine Silverman

The 3rd quantity within the Andean Archaeology sequence, this e-book makes a speciality of the marked cultural changes among the northern and southern areas of the principal Andes, and considers the stipulations below which those adjustments developed, grew suggested, and reduced. This booklet maintains the dynamic, present problem-oriented method of the sector of Andean Archaeology that begun with Andean Archaeology I and Andean Archaeology II. Combines updated study, assorted theoretical systems, and far-reaching interpretations to attract provocative and considerate conclusions.

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George Lau is opening up new scholarly terrain with his study of Recuay and renewed attention to Cajamarca (this volume; Lau 2002). Another theme running through several of these chapters is the role of religion and ritual in sociopolitical evolution and cohesion (Shady, Ghezzi, Swenson). This theme is not new. Twenty-five years ago, for instance, Coe (1981), Freidel (1981) and Keatinge (1981) reacted simultaneously against the materialist orientation of processual archaeology to argue, in a single volume, that religious ideology played a central role in the rise and maintenance of political complexity.

2004); a fascinating new interpretation of Chankillo, a formerly enigmatic site now firmly dated to the late Early Horizon and interpreted as a fortified seat of religious power (Ghezzi); a critical analysis of the complex ethnic mosaic of competing and interacting coastal societies of the Early Intermediate Period (Kaulicke); new theoretical perspectives on the role of particular spatialities of Late Moche ritual activity in localized strategies of political empowerment in the northern zone of Mochica society and culture (Swenson); long overdue attention to the brilliant north highland societies of the Early Intermediate Period (Lau); and fresh insight into the Chimu political economy in terms of provincial utilitarian craft specialization (Tschauner).

Culturas: Chav´ın, Santa o Huaylas Yunga y Sub-Chim´u. Publicaci´on Antropol´ogica del Archivo “Julio C. Tello” de la Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima. Chapter 2 America’s First City? The Case of Late Archaic Caral Ruth Shady Solis (translated by Catherine M. , the region where civilization first emerged in the Central Andes consisted of coast, highlands and Andean forest). Here settlements with both public and domestic architecture have been identified. Prior to my own project, published archaeological research about the northcentral area of the Central Andes strongly suggested its precocious development.

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