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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
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


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
Published Online:
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


Building and Interpreting Possession Sentences

Neil Myler

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034913
eISBN:
9780262336130
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034913.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

A major question for linguistic theory concerns how the structure of sentences relates to their meaning. There is broad agreement in the field that there is some regularity in the way that lexical ... More


Changing Fortunes: Biodiversity and Peasant Livelihood in the Peruvian Andes

Karl Zimmerer

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520203037
eISBN:
9780520917033
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520203037.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Two of the world's most pressing needs—biodiversity conservation and agricultural development in the Third World—are addressed in this multidisciplinary investigation in geography. The book ... More


The Ethnography and Ethnohistory 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/9780520232457.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the ethnohistory and ethnography of the Titicaca Basin. It discusses the features of Aymara and Quechua culture that are relevant to helping us understand and interpret the ... More


Fields of Plenty and Want

Karl S. Zimmerer

in Changing Fortunes: Biodiversity and Peasant Livelihood in the Peruvian Andes

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520203037
eISBN:
9780520917033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520203037.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter introduces the study's goals, its geographical compass, and its historical depth, by outlining the diverse crops of the Peruvian Andes and the Paucartambo region with its ... More


The Great Historical Arch of Andean Biodiversity

Karl S. Zimmerer

in Changing Fortunes: Biodiversity and Peasant Livelihood in the Peruvian Andes

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520203037
eISBN:
9780520917033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520203037.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter addresses the evolution of diverse crops amid the historical transitions in farming systems and peasant livelihoods of the Andes. Beginning seven thousand years ago, early Andean ... More


Transitions in Farm Nature and Society, 1969–1990

Karl S. Zimmerer

in Changing Fortunes: Biodiversity and Peasant Livelihood in the Peruvian Andes

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520203037
eISBN:
9780520917033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520203037.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter notes that changing fortunes of the diverse crops fell even faster after the Peruvian government enacted far-reaching yet contradictory social and economic programs in its radical Land ... More


Innovation and the Spaces of Biodiversity

Karl S. Zimmerer

in Changing Fortunes: Biodiversity and Peasant Livelihood in the Peruvian Andes

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520203037
eISBN:
9780520917033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520203037.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the dynamics of farm space after the Land Reform of 1969, which sharpened the contrast between the landscapes of the Paucartambo Andes harboring diversity and ones without it. A ... More


Loss and Conservation of the Diverse Crops

Karl S. Zimmerer

in Changing Fortunes: Biodiversity and Peasant Livelihood in the Peruvian Andes

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520203037
eISBN:
9780520917033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520203037.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how three “hot spots” of diversity in the Paucartambo Andes—Challabamba, Colquepata, and Mollomarca—differed markedly in terms of whether their farmers could sustain the trove ... More


The Vicissitudes of Biodiversity's Fortune

Karl S. Zimmerer

in Changing Fortunes: Biodiversity and Peasant Livelihood in the Peruvian Andes

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520203037
eISBN:
9780520917033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520203037.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines our thinking on the past and present role of diverse crops in the livelihoods of Quechua peasants in the Andes. It evaluates how the ecological and social conditions behind the ... More


“Lets Drink Together, My Dear!”: Persistent Ceremonies in a Changing Community

Catherine J. Allen

in Drink, Power, and Society in the Andes

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033068
eISBN:
9780813038575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033068.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter explores the deep, pervasive (and often problematic) role of ritual drinking in a small Quechua-speaking community from 1975 up to the present. It concentrates upon a high-altitude ... More


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