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The Resource A prehistory of South America : ancient cultural diversity on the least known continent, Jerry D. Moore

A prehistory of South America : ancient cultural diversity on the least known continent, Jerry D. Moore

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A prehistory of South America : ancient cultural diversity on the least known continent
Title
A prehistory of South America
Title remainder
ancient cultural diversity on the least known continent
Statement of responsibility
Jerry D. Moore
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"A Prehistory of South America is an overview of the ancient and historic native cultures of the entire continent of South America based on the most recent archaeological investigations. For more than 12,000 years, South American cultures ranged from mobile hunters and gatherers to rulers and residents of colossal cities. In the process, native South American societies made advancements in agriculture and economic systems and created great works of art-in pottery, textiles, precious metals and stone-that still awe the modern eye. Organized in broad chronological periods, A Prehistory of South America explores these diverse human achievements, emphasizing the many adaptations of peoples from a continent-wide perspective. Moore examines the archaeologies of societies across South America, from the arid deserts of the Pacific coast and the frigid Andean highlands to the humid lowlands of the Amazon Basin and the fjords of Patagonia and beyond. Illustrated in full color, accessible to undergraduate and beginning graduate students, and suitable for an educated general reader interested in the Precolumbian peoples of South America, A Prehistory of South America is a long-overdue addition to the literature"--
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Moore, Jerry D
Dewey number
980/.01
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F2229
LC item number
.M66 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indians of South America
  • Paleo-Indians
  • Prehistoric peoples
  • Cultural pluralism
  • Social archaeology
  • South America
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology
  • Antiquities
  • Cultural pluralism
  • Indians of South America
  • Paleo-Indians
  • Prehistoric peoples
  • Social archaeology
  • South America
Label
A prehistory of South America : ancient cultural diversity on the least known continent, Jerry D. Moore
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Preface: A Golden Age of South American Archaeology -- Archaeology in South America : A Brief Historical Overview -- The Brave New World : Environmental Diversity in South America -- The Last Homeland : The Peopling of South America -- Archaic Adaptations -- Origins and Consequences of Agriculture in South America -- Social Complexities : Part I -- Social Complexities : Part II -- Regional Florescences -- Age of States and Empires -- Twilight of Prehistory -- Empire of the Four Quarters -- After Prehistory
Control code
872621516
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xix, 529 pages
Isbn
9781607323327
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2014004806
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)872621516
Label
A prehistory of South America : ancient cultural diversity on the least known continent, Jerry D. Moore
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Preface: A Golden Age of South American Archaeology -- Archaeology in South America : A Brief Historical Overview -- The Brave New World : Environmental Diversity in South America -- The Last Homeland : The Peopling of South America -- Archaic Adaptations -- Origins and Consequences of Agriculture in South America -- Social Complexities : Part I -- Social Complexities : Part II -- Regional Florescences -- Age of States and Empires -- Twilight of Prehistory -- Empire of the Four Quarters -- After Prehistory
Control code
872621516
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xix, 529 pages
Isbn
9781607323327
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2014004806
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)872621516

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