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Archaeology and Language in the Andes

Paul Heggarty and David Beresford-Jones (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265031
eISBN:
9780191754142
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265031.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, American History: pre-Columbian BCE to 500CE

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 ... More


Indicators of Possible Driving Forces for the Spread of Quechua and Aymara Reflected in the Archaeology of Cuzco

GORDON F. McEWAN

in Archaeology and Language in the Andes

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265031
eISBN:
9780191754142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265031.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, American History: pre-Columbian BCE to 500CE

Linguistic studies have shown that the traditional idea that the expansion of the Inca Empire was the driving force behind the spread of all Quechua cannot be correct. Across much of its ... More


Unravelling the Enigma of the ‘Particular Language’ of the Incas

RODOLFO CERRÓN-PALOMINO

in Archaeology and Language in the Andes

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265031
eISBN:
9780191754142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265031.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, American History: pre-Columbian BCE to 500CE

Sixteenth- and seventeenth-century chroniclers call attention to the Incas having had a ‘particular language’, used exclusively by members of the court. The sparse linguistic material attributed to ... More


How did Quechua Reach Ecuador?

ANNE MARIE HOCQUENGHEM

in Archaeology and Language in the Andes

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265031
eISBN:
9780191754142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265031.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, American History: pre-Columbian BCE to 500CE

The question of the antiquity of Quechua in Ecuador and how it arrived there remains a matter of debate among linguists. This chapter attempts, from an ethnohistorical and archaeological perspective, ... More


Conclusion: A Cross-Disciplinary Prehistory for the Andes? Surveying the State of the Art

PAUL HEGGARTY and DAVID BERESFORD-JONES

in Archaeology and Language in the Andes

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265031
eISBN:
9780191754142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265031.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, American History: pre-Columbian BCE to 500CE

This chapter sums up the new state of the cross-disciplinary art in Andean prehistory, as collectively represented by the foregoing chapters. Progress and new perspectives are explored first on key ... More


Hillforts of the Ancient Andes: Colla Warfare, Society, and Landscape

Elizabeth N. Arkush

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035260
eISBN:
9780813039107
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035260.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

By AD 1000, the Colla controlled the high-altitude plains near Lake Titicaca in southern Peru. They fought over the region for many centuries before becoming a subject people of the Inca (who ... More


From Young to Unofficial: Denisov's <i>Sun of the Incas</i>

Peter J. Schmelz

in Such Freedom, If Only Musical: Unofficial Soviet Music during the Thaw

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195341935
eISBN:
9780199866854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341935.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on Edison Denisov's early career. It begins, however, with a discussion of the official Soviet reception of Arvo Pärt's twelve‐tone Obituary and Nikolai Karetnikov's ... More


Return of the Cultural Hero

Frank Graziano

in The Millennial New World

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195124323
eISBN:
9780199784561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195124324.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter studies how the death of heroes is undone in myths through resurrection, reconstitution, reawakening, mistaken or assumed identity, exile or hiding, ascension into heaven, mysterious ... More


Conquest from Outside: The Inca Occupation of the Titicaca Basin

Charles Stanish

in Ancient Titicaca: The Evolution of Complex Society in Southern Peru and Northern Bolivia

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520232457
eISBN:
9780520928190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232457.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the history of the Inca occupation of the Titicaca Basin. It explains that the Inca political economy was based largely on the manipulation and transformation of traditional ... More


Return of Lord Inca

Michael F. Brown and Eduardo Fernandez

in War of Shadows: The Struggle for Utopia in the Peruvian Amazon

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520074354
eISBN:
9780520911352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520074354.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Juan Santos proclaimed a spiritual message that in short order led Asháninkas and neighboring peoples to abandon Franciscan missions and begin active resistance to Spanish control. The fate of ... More


Remembrance of Things Lost: Ethnohistory

Diana de Armas Wilson

in Cervantes, the Novel, and the New World

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198160052
eISBN:
9780191673764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198160052.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter turns to Cervantes's posthumously published Persiles, the novel that most strenuously references America and on which he wagered his posthumous literary fame. The novel's opening ... More


Ancient Titicaca: The Evolution of Complex Society in Southern Peru and Northern Bolivia

Charles Stanish

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520232457
eISBN:
9780520928190
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232457.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

One of the richest and most complex civilizations in ancient America evolved around Lake Titicaca in southern Peru and northern Bolivia. This book is a comprehensive synthesis of four thousand years ... More


Marking Ethnicity Through Premortem Cranial Modification Among the Pre-Inca Chiribaya, Peru

María Cecilia Lozada

in The Bioarchaeology of the Human Head: Decapitation, Decoration, and Deformation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813035567
eISBN:
9780813041766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035567.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter reconstructs identity and assesses group differentiation among the pre-Inca Chiribaya of southern Peru (ad 700–1359) based on an analysis of cranial modification complemented by other ... More


Ancient Collasuyu

Charles Stanish

in Ancient Titicaca: The Evolution of Complex Society in Southern Peru and Northern Bolivia

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520232457
eISBN:
9780520928190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232457.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes the ancient Collasuyu, one of the oldest provinces of the Inca state, and probably the richest. Vast expanses of the Collasuyu grasslands supported millions of llamas and ... More


The Evolution of Complex Society in the Titicaca Basin

Charles Stanish

in Ancient Titicaca: The Evolution of Complex Society in Southern Peru and Northern Bolivia

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520232457
eISBN:
9780520928190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232457.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter investigates how the complex society of the Titicaca Basin evolved. It discusses the persuasive means of elite emergence, the rise of competitive peer polities during the Upper Formative ... More


Warfare and the Built Environment

Elizabeth N. Arkush

in Hillforts of the Ancient Andes: Colla Warfare, Society, and Landscape

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035260
eISBN:
9780813039107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035260.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter is a study of a society at war. The Colla and their Titicaca basin neighbors are key subjects for understanding warfare and the political process in the Late Intermediate period. The ... More


The Colla and Their Lands

Elizabeth N. Arkush

in Hillforts of the Ancient Andes: Colla Warfare, Society, and Landscape

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035260
eISBN:
9780813039107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035260.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter discusses existing historical and archaeological evidence for the Colla area and its implications about the degree to which the Colla were politically unified in the Late Intermediate ... More


Fractured Landscapes Fortification and Regional Histories

Elizabeth N. Arkush

in Hillforts of the Ancient Andes: Colla Warfare, Society, and Landscape

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035260
eISBN:
9780813039107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035260.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter reviews new evidence on Colla warfare and polity and explores its implications for the anthropology of war. This chapter contrasts between the Colla zone and the Inca heartland. This ... More


Tenochtitlán and Cuzco

Kathleen James-Chakraborty

in Architecture since 1400

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816673964
eISBN:
9781452946047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673964.003.0002
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter explores the history and architecture of Tenochtitlán, Mexico, and Cuzco, Peru. The city of Tenochtitlán was the center of the Mexica empire while the Inca empire centered on Cuzco. Both ... More


The Founding Abyss

Mark Thurner

in History's Peru: The Poetics of Colonial and Postcolonial Historiography

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035383
eISBN:
9780813038940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035383.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter is an inquiry into the series of events that named and configured Peru as a subject of empire and history and, in particular, into Inca Garcilaso de la Vega's (1539–1616) founding ... More


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