Archaeological interpretations : symbolic meaning within Andes prehistory /

"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 Andean cultures from the fourth to the sixteenth centuries"--

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Other Authors: Eeckhout, Peter (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2020]
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: In Search of the Meaning Within / Peter Eeckhout
  • Part I. Monumental: Landscapes and Architecture.
  • The Sunken Court Tradition in the South-Central Andes / Abigail Levine and Charles Stanish
  • Reflective and Communicative Waka: Interaction with the Sacred / Frank Meddens
  • Part II. Images and Concepts.
  • The Life Force Materialized in the Andean Religion / Christine A. Hastorf
  • Twisting and Spinning from Symbols to Signs: From Chavin to Tawantinsuyu / Gary Urton
  • Part III. Objects in Context.
  • Different Shades of Early Shamanism in the Upper Amazon / Francisco Valdez
  • Metal in the Recuay Culture of Ancient Peru: Art, Imagery, and Social Context / George Lau
  • The Meaning within Moche Masks / Edward Swenson
  • Part IV. Rituals and Ontology.
  • Ephemeral Memories: The Creation and Ritual Destruction of Architectonic Models in San José de Moro / Luis Jaime Castillo Butters
  • Farewell to the Gods: Interpreting the Use and Voluntary Abandonment of a Ritual Building at
  • Pachacamac, Peru / Peter Eeckhout