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Maritime Communities of the Ancient Andes

Gabriel Prieto and Daniel H. Sandweiss


Maritime Communities of the Ancient Andes examines how settlements along South America’s Pacific coastline played a role in the emergence, consolidation, and collapse of Andean civilizations from the Late Pleistocene era through Spanish colonization. Providing the first synthesis of data from Chile, Peru, and Ecuador, this wide-ranging volume evaluates and revises long-standing research on ancient maritime sites across the region.

Keywords: Andean civilizations, Late Pleistocene era, ancient maritime sites

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780813066141
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813066141.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gabriel Prieto, editor
University of Florida

Daniel H. Sandweiss, editor
University of Maine

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1 Introduction

Gabriel Prieto and Daniel H. Sandweiss

I Early Maritime Adaptations (13,000 to 5500 BP)

2 Marine Communities in the Atacama Desert

Calogero M. Santoro, Victoria Castro, Chris Carter, and Daniela Valenzuela

3 Economic Organization and Social Dynamics of Middle-Holocene Hunter-Gatherer-Fisher Communities on the Coast of the Atacama Desert (Taltal, Northern Chile)

Diego Salazar, Carola Flores, César Borie, Laura Olguín, Sandra Rebolledo, Manuel Escobar, and Ariadna Cifuentes

II Maritime Communities between 5500 and 2500 BP

7 The Supply and Consumption of Marine Resources at the Inland Center of Caylán, Coastal Ancash

David Chicoine, Carol Rojas, Víctor Vásquez, and Teresa Rosales

9 The Ethnogenesis of Pescador Identity

Richard C. Sutter and Gabriel Prieto

III Maritime Communities between 2500 and 600 BP

10 Fisherman, Farmer, Rich Man, Poor Man, Weaver, Parcialidad Chief?

Brian R. Billman, Dana Bardolph, Jean Hudson, and Jesús Briceño Rosario

11 Subsistence Economies in Marginal Areas with Natural Constraints

Nicolas Goepfert, Philippe Béarez, Aurélien Christol, Patrice Wuscher, and Belkys Gutiérrez

12 Late Prehistoric Maritime Communities in Coastal Ecuador

Karen E. Stothert, Maria Masucci, and Benjamin Carter

IV Maritime Communities between 600 and 300 BP

13 Maritime Adaptations at Cerro Azul, Peru

Joyce Marcus, Kent V. Flannery, Jeffrey Sommer, and Robert G. Reynolds

14 El Contrato del Mar

Parker VanValkenburgh, Sarah Kennedy, Carol Rojas, and Gabriel Hassler

15 Fish[i]stories

Susan Elizabeth Ramírez