Against Typological Tyranny in Archaeology: A South American Perspective

The papers during this e-book query the tyranny of typological considering in archaeology via case stories from a number of South American international locations (Venezuela, Colombia, Bolivia, Argentina, and Brazil) and Antarctica. they target to teach that typologies are unavoidable (they are, in the end, how to create networks that supply meanings to symbols) yet that their tyranny may be conquer in the event that they are used from a severe, heuristic and non-prescriptive stance: serious as the complacent perspective in the direction of their tyranny is changed by way of a militant stance opposed to it; heuristic simply because they're used as capability to arrive substitute and suggestive interpretations yet no longer as final and certain destinies; and non-prescriptive simply because rather than utilizing them as threads to keep on with they're particularly used as constitutive elements of extra advanced and connective materials. The papers integrated within the publication are various in temporal and locational phrases. They hide from so referred to as Formative societies in lowland Venezuela to Inca-related ones in Bolivia; from the coastal shell middens of Brazil to the megalithic sculptors of SW Colombia. but, the papers are similar. they've got in universal their shared rejection of verified, naturalized typologies that constrain the way in which archaeologists see, forcing their interpretations into renowned and predictable conclusions. Their resourceful interpretative proposals flee from the safe convenience of venerable typologies, many suspicious due to their organization with colonial political narratives. in its place, the authors suggest novel methods of facing archaeological info.

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Rodrigo Navarrete Agricola est quem domus demonstrat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alejandro F. Haber 1 25 forty three fifty seven Social area and the Archaeology of Inequality: Insights into Social modifications at Ambato Valley, Southern Andes, Argentina . . . . . . . . Andrés Laguens seventy five terrible Chiefs: company Dimensions of Pre-Inca Society within the Southern Andes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Axel E. Nielsen ninety nine opposed to the area of grasp Narratives: Archaeology and Antarctic heritage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Maria Ximena Senatore and Andrés Zarankin trying out a version of web site situation within the Alto Magdalena, Colombia . . . . . . 133 Víctor González Fernández kids of the Creeks: Cultural Characterization of Nasa Politics . . . . . . 153 Wilhelm Londoño xi xii Contents On Hybrids lately Unleashed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . one hundred sixty five Cristóbal Gnecco The function of Place-Making in Chiefdom Societies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179 wish Henderson phrases, issues and textual content: El Infiernito, Archaeology, files and Ethnology within the examine of Muisca Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201 Carl Henrik Langebaek Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231 Contributors Cristiana Barreto Museu de Arqueologia e Etnologia, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil Víctor González Fernández Instituto Colombiano de Antropología e Historia, Bogotá, Colombia Rafael A. Gassón Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas, Caracas, Venezuela Cristóbal Gnecco Departamento de Antropología, Universidad del Cauca, Popayán, Colombia Alejandro F. Haber Escuela de Arqueología, Universidad Nacional de Catamarca, CONICET, Catamarca, Argentina desire Henderson Departamento de Antropología, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia Andrés Laguens Instituto de Antropología, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Córdoba, Argentina Carl Henrik Langebaek Departamento de Antropología, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia Wilhelm Londoño Departamento de Antropología, Universidad del Magdalena, Santa Marta, Colombia Rodrigo Navarrete Escuela de Antropología, Universidad primary de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela Axel E. Nielsen CONICET, Buenos Aires, Argentina María Ximena Senatore Universidad de Buenos Aires, CONICET, Buenos Aires, Argentina Andrés Zarankin Departamento de Sociologia e Antropologia, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil xiii About the Authors Cristiana Barreto is a Brazilian archaeologist. After receiving a Masters measure in Anthropology from college of São Paulo, she pursued her doctoral reports at college of Pittsburgh, and received a Ph. D. measure in Archaeology from collage of São Paulo. She carried out archaeological study in different areas of Brazil, together with excavation of inland shellmounds of the Southeast, and round villages of crucial Brazil. She became to Amazonian archaeology in the course of the survey of museum collections, and the association of numerous exhibitions and catalogues on historic Amazonia, together with “Unknown Amazon” (at the British Museum, London) and “Brésil Indien” (at the Grand Palais, Paris).

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