Ethnicity in Ancient Amazonia: Reconstructing Past Identities from Archaeology, Linguistics, and Ethnohistory

A transdisciplinary collaboration between ethnologists, linguists, and archaeologists, Ethnicity in historical Amazonia strains the emergence, enlargement, and decline of cultural identities in indigenous Amazonia.

Hornborg and Hill argue that the tendency to hyperlink language, tradition, and biology--essentialist notions of ethnic identities--is a Eurocentric bias that has characterised mostly faulty factors of the distribution of ethnic teams and languages in Amazonia. The facts, even though, indicates a way more fluid dating between geography, language use, ethnic id, and genetics. In Ethnicity in historic Amazonia, major linguists, ethnographers, ethnohistorians, and archaeologists interpret their examine from a distinct nonessentialist standpoint to shape a extra actual photo of the ethnolinguistic variety during this area.

Revealing how ethnic id building is continually in flux, individuals express how such approaches should be traced via various ethnic markers equivalent to pottery kinds and languages. students and scholars learning lowland South the US might be particularly , as will anthropologists intrigued by way of its state of the art, interdisciplinary approach.

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