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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


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

RODOLFO CERRÓN-PALOMINO

in Archaeology and Language in the Andes

Published in print:
2012
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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


The Herder–Cultivator Relationship as a Paradigm for Archaeological Origins, Linguistic Dispersals, and the Evolution of Record-Keeping in the Andes

GARY URTON

in Archaeology and Language in the Andes

Published in print:
2012
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January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265031
eISBN:
9780191754142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265031.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, American History: pre-Columbian BCE to 500CE

This chapter explores an alternative proposal for the linguistic impact of Wari expansion: that it could in fact have been two-fold, dispersing both Quechua and Aymara simultaneously. To this end, it ... 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


Quechua’s Southern Boundary: The Case of Santiago del Estero, Argentina

ELIZABETH DeMARRAIS

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/9780197265031.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, American History: pre-Columbian BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the far southern boundary of Quechua's spread throughout the Andes. It argues that Quechua reached north-west Argentina in Inka times and that it was widely used during the ... 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


Broadening Our Horizons: Towards an Interdisciplinary Prehistory of the Andes

DAVID BERESFORD-JONES and PAUL HEGGARTY

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/9780197265031.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, American History: pre-Columbian BCE to 500CE

This chapter proposes a new and more coherent interdisciplinary prehistory of the Andes, based firstly on a long overdue re-examination of the relationships between the various regional ‘dialects’ ... More


Modelling the Quechua‐Aymara Relationship: Structural Features, Sociolinguistic Scenarios, and Possible Archaeological Evidence

PIETER MUYSKEN

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/9780197265031.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, American History: pre-Columbian BCE to 500CE

This chapter explores various sociolinguistic scenarios of language contact which may be potentially invoked to account for the complex relationship between Quechua and Aymara. The evidence for the ... More


Cajamarca Quechua and the Expansion of the Huari State

WILLEM F. H. ADELAAR

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/9780197265031.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, American History: pre-Columbian BCE to 500CE

This chapter defends the hypothesis that Quechua was brought to Cajamarca during the final expansion of the Huari state (ad 800–900). It offers an alternative for the traditional view that Cajamarca ... More


Middle Horizon Imperialism and the Prehistoric Dispersal of Andean Languages

WILLIAM H. ISBELL

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/9780197265031.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, American History: pre-Columbian BCE to 500CE

The dispersal of the Romance language family by the Roman Empire is an attractive model for examining the spread of Quechua. Wari and Tiwanaku are often considered the first Andean empires, during ... More


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