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Archaeological Interpretations: Symbolic Meaning within Andes Prehistory

Peter Eeckhout

Abstract

Presenting studies in Andean archaeology and iconography by leading specialists in the field, this volume tackles the question of how researchers can come to understand the intangible, intellectual worlds of ancient peoples. Archaeological Interpretations is a fascinating ontological journey through Andean cultures from the fourth millennium BC to the sixteenth century AD. Through evidence-based case studies, theoretical models, and methodological reflections, contributors discuss the various interpretations that can be derived from the traces of ritual activity that remain in the material rec ... More

Keywords: sacred images, shamanism, Mochicas, Recuay culture, Andean cultures

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780813066448
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813066448.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Eeckhout, editor
Université Libre de Bruxelles

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Introduction

Peter Eeckhout

I Monumental: Landscapes and Architecture

1 The Sunken Court Tradition in the South Central Andes

Abigail Levine and Charles Stanish

II Images and Concepts

III Objects in Context

IV Rituals and Ontology

8 Ephemeral Memories

Luis Jaime Castillo Butters

9 Farewell to the Gods

Peter Eeckhout

End Matter