Indigenous South Americans Of The Past And Present: An Ecological Perspective, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Indigenous South Americans Of The Past And Present

An Ecological Perspective, 1st Edition

By David J. Wilson


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Utilizing ethnographic and archaeological data and an updated paradigm derived from the best features of cultural ecology and ecological anthropology, this extensively illustrated book addresses over fifteen South American adaptive systems representing a broad cross section of band, village, chiefdom, and state societies throughout the continent ov

Table of Contents

Introduction -- Theoretical Approach -- An Overview of South American Environments -- Subsistence and Sociocultural Development -- Band Societies Present and Past -- Amazonian Villages and Chiefdoms -- Northwest Villages and Chiefdoms -- Contemporary Central Andean Villages -- Prehistoric Central Andean States -- Toward a Scientific Paradigm in South Americanist Studies

About the Author

David J. Wilson is associate professor of anthropology and director of undergraduate at Southern Methodist University.

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