Political Landscapes of the Late Intermediate Period in the Southern Andes

The Pukaras and Their Hinterlands
 
 
Springer (Verlag)
  • erschienen im Juni 2018
 
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • IX, 271 Seiten
978-3-319-76728-4 (ISBN)
 

This book studies the relationship between pukaras and their surrounding landscape, focusing on the architectural and settlement variability registered in both contexts. It is the outcome of a symposium held at the XIX National Congress of Argentine Archaeology (San Miguel de Tucuman, August 8-12, 2016) entitled, "Pukaras, strategic settlements and dispersed settlements: Political landscapes of the Late Intermediate Period in the Southern Andes." Based on the topics discussed at the event, this book presents nine case studies covering a large geographic area within the Southern Andes (northwestern Argentina, northern Chile and southern Bolivia), and breaking the national barriers that tend to atomize pre-Hispanic landscapes.

The respective chapters cover a wide range of themes: from architectural and settlement variability, ways to build and inhabit space, social segmentation and hierarchy; to endemic conflict, analysis of accessibility and visibility, spatiality and temporality of landscapes; as well as new dating. This book goes beyond the Late Intermediate Period (LIP) analyses from the perspective of fortified settlements and material evidence related to war, by placing the focus on how ancient political landscapes were constructed from the relation between the pukaras and other sites as part of the same territory.

The methodologies used include pedestrian surveys, photogrammetric surveys with UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) or drones, topographic and architectural surveys, excavations of households, ceramic and rock art analysis, and spatial analysis with geographic information systems (GISs). Given the numerous thematic interconnections between the contributions, the Editors have organized the chapters geographically, moving from south to north: from the southern valleys of Catamarca Province in Argentina to Lipez in the southern part of the Bolivian Altiplano, passing through the Calchaqui valleys of Catamarca, the puna and Quebrada de Humahuaca of Jujuy in northwest Argentina and the Antofagasta region in northern Chile.

The book provides valuable new theoretical and methodological perspectives on the study of political landscapes of the Late Intermediate Period in the Southern Andes .

1st ed. 2018
  • Englisch
  • Cham
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  • Schweiz
Springer International Publishing
  • 8 s/w Abbildungen, 140 farbige Abbildungen
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  • 130 farbige Abbildungen, Bibliographie
  • Höhe: 246 mm
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  • Breite: 164 mm
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  • Dicke: 19 mm
  • 617 gr
978-3-319-76728-4 (9783319767284)
3319767283 (3319767283)
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Alina Álvarez Larrain holds a Bachelor¿s degree in Anthropology (2009) and a PhD in Archaeology from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) (2015), Argentina. Currently she is a Postdoctoral fellow at the Research Center in Environmental Geography (CIGA) of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), investigating local spatial knowledge and perceptions of archaeological landscapes in localities of Mexico and Argentina. She has been a PhD fellow at the National Scientific and Technical Research Council of Argentina (CONICET) between 2009 and 2014 studying settlement patterns and the construction of landscapes in the Calchaqui Valleys of Argentina. Since 2005 she has been a researcher at the Yocavil Archaeological Project at the Ethnographic Museum "J. B. Ambrosetti" (UBA). Her research focuses on the study of the landscapes and pre-Hispanic architecture of farmer populations of the Argentine Northwest. She has published 17 articles in national and international scientific books and journals with peer review, as well as 15 presentations at national and international scientific meetings. Her works included use of remote sensing, GIS, settlement patterns, ceramic and rock art analysis. Catriel Greco holds a Bachelor¿s degree in Anthropology (2007) and a PhD in Archaeology from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina (2012) , where he also worked as assistant teacher for 5 years. Currently is researcher of the National Scientific and Technical Research Council of Argentina (CONICET) at the Department of Geology, National University of San Luis (UNSL). He has been a fellow of CONICET between the years 2007-2012, which allowed him to carry out his doctoral research on temporality and spatiality in the archaeology of the Calchaqui Valleys of Argentina. He was a postdoctoral researcher (2013-2015) at the Research Center in Environmental Geography (CIGA) of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He has also participated in research and extension teams at the national universities of Buenos Aires, San Luis and Mexico. He has published 17 articles in national and international scientific books and journals with peer review, as well as 29 presentations at national and international scientific meetings.
Preface.- The Late Period Landscapes of San Blas de Los Sauces (La Rioja, Argentina).- Defensibility Analysis with GIS in a Pukara from the Hualfín Valley (Belén, Catamarca).- Photogrammetric Survey with UAV of Strategic Villages of Yocavil (Catamarca, Argentina).- Chacras of the Pukara: The Late Occupation (S. X - XV AD) of Mesada de Andalhuala Banda, Yocavil (Catamarca, Argentina).- Dwelling Space of the Mid-West Santa María Valley during the Late Intermediate Period.- Regional Dynamics and Conflict at Middle Calchaqui Valley High Quebradas between XI and the Beginning of XVII Centuries.- New Approaches to the Architecture and Space of Pucará de Turi, Northern Chile.- Interethnic Conflict in the Highlands of Northwestern Argentina during the Late Intermediate Period. A Case Study.- Spatial Configuration in the Late Period in the Area of Coranzuli (Province of Jujuy, Argentina).- Agropastoral Calendars and Warfare in the Southern Andes: Humahuaca (NW Argentina) and Lipez (SW Bolivia).- Something Special: Understanding Central Andean Special Function Sites [SFS] in their landscape context.- Conclusions.
This book studies the relationship between pukaras and their surrounding landscape, focusing on the architectural and settlement variability registered in both contexts. It is the outcome of a symposium held at the XIX National Congress of Argentine Archaeology (San Miguel de Tucuman, August 8-12, 2016) entitled, "Pukaras, strategic settlements and dispersed settlements: Political landscapes of the Late Intermediate Period in the Southern Andes." Based on the topics discussed at the event, this book presents nine case studies covering a large geographic area within the Southern Andes (northwestern Argentina, northern Chile and southern Bolivia), and breaking the national barriers that tend to atomize pre-Hispanic landscapes.

The respective chapters cover a wide range of themes: from architectural and settlement variability, ways to build and inhabit space, social segmentation and hierarchy; to endemic conflict, analysis of accessibility and visibility, spatiality and temporality of landscapes; as well as new dating. This book goes beyond the Late Intermediate Period (LIP) analyses from the perspective of fortified settlements and material evidence related to war, by placing the focus on how ancient political landscapes were constructed from the relation between the pukaras and other sites as part of the same territory.

The methodologies used include pedestrian surveys, photogrammetric surveys with UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) or drones, topographic and architectural surveys, excavations of households, ceramic and rock art analysis, and spatial analysis with geographic information systems (GISs). Given the numerous thematic interconnections between the contributions, the Editors have organized the chapters geographically, moving from south to north: from the southern valleys of Catamarca Province in Argentina to Lipez in the southern part of the Bolivian Altiplano, passing through the Calchaqui valleys of Catamarca, the puna and Quebrada de Humahuaca of Jujuy in northwest Argentina and the Antofagasta region in northern Chile.

The book provides valuable new theoretical and methodological perspectives on the study of political landscapes of the Late Intermediate Period in the Southern Andes.

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