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Title Where the land meets the sea : fourteen millennia of human history at Huaca Prieta, Peru / edited by Tom D. Dillehay
Edition First edition
Published Austin : University of Texas Press, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 810 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series William and Bettye Nowlin Series in Art, History, and Culture of the Western Hemisphere
William & Bettye Nowlin series in art, history, and culture of the Western Hemisphere.
Contents Relevance / Tom D. Dillehay -- Foundational understandings / Tom D. Dillehay -- Research design / Tom D. Dillehay -- The environmental setting, past and present / Patricia J. Netherly and Tom D. Dillehay -- Holocene geology and paleoenvironmental history of the lower Chicama Valley / Steven L. Goodbred Jr., Rachel Beavins, Michael Ramírez, Mario Pino, André Oliveira Sawakuchi, Claudio Latorre, Tom D. Dillehay, and Duccio Bonavia -- Cultural phases and radiocarbon chronology / Tom D. Dillehay and Duccio Bonavia -- Site data and patterns / Tom D. Dillehay, Duccio Bonavia, Gabino Rodríguez, Gerson Levi-Lazzarus, Daniel Fernandes Moreira, Marilaura López Solís, Paige Silcox, and Kristin Benson -- Bioarchaeology of the Huaca Prieta remains / Anne R. Titelbaum and John W. Verano -- Faunal remains / Víctor F. Vásquez, Teresa Rosales Tham, Tom D. Dillehay, and Patricia J. Netherly -- Plant remains / Duccio Bonavia, Víctor F. Vásquez, Teresa Rosales Tham, Tom D. Dillehay, Patricia J. Netherly, and Kristin Benson -- Nontextile and nonbasketry material culture / Tom D. Dillehay and Duccio Bonavia -- Twined and woven artifacts. Part 1, Textiles / Jeffrey Splitstoser ; Part 2, Basketry and cordage from Huaca Prieta / Jeff Illingworth and J.M. Adovasio -- Outlying domestic house mound sites / Greg Maggard and Tom D. Dillehay -- Continuity, change, and the construction of the early Sangamon society / Tom D. Dillehay -- Beyond matter to foundations and representations / Tom D. Dillehay -- Appendices. 1. Stratigraphy, sedimentology, and chronology at Huaca Prieta / Mario Pino ; 2. Charcoal analysis / Isabel Rey ; 3. Marine shell analysis for seasonality / Teresa C.B. Franco ; 4. Chili pepper distribution and use / Katherine L. Chiou, Christine A. Hastorf, Víctor F. Vásquez, Teresa Rosales Tham, Duccio Bonavia, and Tom D. Dillehay ; 5. Maize analysis / Duccio Bonavia and Alexander Grobman ; 6. Dietary ecology, stable isotope, and dental microwear texture analysis / Larisa R.G. DeSantis, Tom D. Dillehay, Steven L. Goodbred Jr., and Robert S. Feranec ; 7. Phytolith analysis / José Iriarte and Jennifer Watling ; 8. Sand and salt samples from Huaca Prieta / Mario Pino ; 9. Starch grains / Dolores R. Piperno, Timothy Messner, and Irene Holst ; 10. Human skeletal remains from various excavations / Anne R. Titelbaum and John W. Verano ; 11. Pigment analysis / Jeff Illingworth, Jack Williams, and Michelle L. Farley ; 12. Pollen analysis / Linda Scott Cummings ; 13. Fish otoliths from Huaca Prieta / Elise Dufour, Olivier Trombret, and Philippe Béarez ; 14. Semele corrugata microstructure and oxygen isotope profiles as indicators of seasonality / Jeixin Wei, C. Fred T. Andrus, and Alberto Pérez-Huerta ; 15. Geophysical prospection at Huaca Prieta and Paredones / Phil Mink ; 16. Preliminary use-wear study of stone tools / Tom D. Dillehay ; 17. Estimating haplogroup affiliation through ancient mtDNA analysis from the Huaca Prieta burials / Tiffiny A. Tung, Jessica Blair, Marshal Summar, Raúl Tito, and Cecil Lewis ; 18. Soil chemistry analysis / [source, University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture, Division of Regulatory Services -- Soil Lab] ; 19. SEM-XRF analysis of green stone / Steven L. Goodbred Jr. and Tom D. Dillehay
Summary Huaca Prieta-one the world's best-known, yet least understood, early maritime mound sites-and other Preceramic sites on the north coast of Peru bear witness to the beginnings of civilization in the Americas. Across more than fourteen millennia of human occupation, the coalescence of maritime, agricultural, and pastoral economies in the north coast settlements set in motion long-term biological and cultural transformations that led to increased social complexity and food production, and later the emergence of preindustrial states and urbanism. These developments make Huaca Prieta a site of global importance in world archaeology. This landmark volume presents the findings of a major archaeological investigation carried out at Huaca Prieta, the nearby mound Paredones, and several Preceramic domestic sites in the lower Chicama Valley between 2006 and 2013 by an interdisciplinary team of more than fifty international specialists. The book's contributors report on and analyze the extensive material records from the sites, including data on the architecture and spatial patterns; floral, faunal, and lithic remains; textiles; basketry; and more. Using this rich data, they build new models of the social, economic, and ontological practices of these early peoples, who appear to have favored cooperation and living in harmony with the environment over the accumulation of power and the development of ruling elites. This discovery adds a crucial new dimension to our understanding of emergent social complexity, cosmology, and religion in the Neolithic period
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Archaeological expeditions -- Peru -- Chicama River Valley.
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Peru -- Chicama River Valley.
Human ecology -- Peru -- Chicama River Valley -- History.
Indians of South America -- Peru -- Antiquities.
Chicama River Valley (Peru) -- Civilization.
Huaca Prieta Site (Peru)
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Dillehay, Tom D., editor
ISBN 1477313206 (electronic bk.)
9781477313206 (electronic bk.)
(hardcover ;) (alk. paper)
(hardcover ;) (alk. paper)