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Andean Ontologies: New Archaeological Perspectives

María Cecilia Lozada


Andean Ontologies is a fascinating interdisciplinary investigation of how ancient Andean people understood their world and the nature of being. Exploring pre-Hispanic ideas of time, space, and the human body, these essays highlight a range of beliefs across the region’s different cultures, emphasizing the relational aspects of identity in Andean worldviews. Studies included here show that Andeans physically interacted with their pasts through recurring ceremonies in their ritual calendar and that Andean bodies were believed to be changeable entities with the ability to interact with nonhuman a ... More

Keywords: Andean, archaeology, pre-Hispanic, pre-Columbian, Peru

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Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780813056371
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813056371.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

María Cecilia Lozada, editor
The University of Chicago

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1 Andean Ontologies

Henry Tantaleán

2 Huaca Salango

Richard Lunniss

3 Analogism at Chavín de Huántar

Nicco La Mattina and Matthew Sayre

4 Indigenous Anatomies

María Cecilia Lozada

5 Moche Corporeal Ontologies

Luis Armando Muro, Luis Jaime Castillo,and Elsa Tomasto-Cagigao

6 Moche Mereology


10 A Past as a Place

Juan Villanueva Criales

12 Final Commentaries

Catherine J. Allen

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