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Mummies and mortuary monuments : a postprocessual prehistory of central Andean social organization, William H. Isbell

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Mummies and mortuary monuments : a postprocessual prehistory of central Andean social organization
Title
Mummies and mortuary monuments
Title remainder
a postprocessual prehistory of central Andean social organization
Statement of responsibility
William H. Isbell
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Since prehistoric times, Andean societies have been organized around the ayllu, a grouping of real or ceremonial kinspeople who share labor, resources, and ritual obligations. Many Andean scholars believe that the ayllu is as ancient as Andean culture itself, possibly dating back as far as 6000 B.C., and that is arose to alleviate the hardships of farming in the mountainous Andean environment
  • In this boldly revisionist book, however, William Isbell persuasively argues that the ayllu developed during the latter half of the Early Intermediate Period (around A.D. 200) as a means of resistance to the process of state formation. Drawing on archaeological evidence, as well as records of Inca life taken from the chroniclers, Isbell asserts that prehistoric ayllus were organized around the veneration of deceased ancestors, whose mummified bodies were housed in open sepulchers, or chullpas, where they could be visited by descendants seeking approval and favors. By charting the temporal and spatial distribution of chullpa ruins, Isbell offers a convincing new explanation of where, when, and why the ayllu developed
  • Sure to provoke lively debate in many quarters, this book will promote a serious revision of Andean prehistory. It holds broad ramifications for anthropologists, archaeologists, ethnohistorians, art and architectural historians, and geographers interested in the Andes
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
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Isbell, William Harris
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F3429
LC item number
.I83 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Incas
  • Indians of South America
  • Incas
  • Indians of South America
  • Sepulchral monuments
  • Social structure
  • Costumbres funerarias indígenas
  • Incas
  • Indígenas de los Andes (Región)
  • Monumentos funerarios
  • Estructura social
  • Antiquities
  • Incas
  • Incas
  • Indians of South America
  • Indians of South America
  • Sepulchral monuments
  • Social structure
  • Ayllus
  • Incas
  • Incas
  • Indiens
  • Monuments funéraires
  • Structure sociale
  • Totenkult
  • Vor- und Frühgeschichte
  • Andes Region
  • Andes (Región)
  • Andes Region
  • Andes (région)
  • Zentralanden
Label
Mummies and mortuary monuments : a postprocessual prehistory of central Andean social organization, William H. Isbell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [317]-357) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
On knowing the past -- Royal mummies of Inca Cuzco -- Ancestor mummies in Huarochirí -- Competing theories of Ayllu origins -- The open sepulcher -- Distribution of open sepulcher monuments -- The open sepulchers of Chota-Cutervo -- Origin of the Ayllu and the Andean past
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 371 pages
Isbn
9780292738706
Lccn
96051237
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36008605
  • (OCoLC)ocm36008605
Label
Mummies and mortuary monuments : a postprocessual prehistory of central Andean social organization, William H. Isbell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [317]-357) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
On knowing the past -- Royal mummies of Inca Cuzco -- Ancestor mummies in Huarochirí -- Competing theories of Ayllu origins -- The open sepulcher -- Distribution of open sepulcher monuments -- The open sepulchers of Chota-Cutervo -- Origin of the Ayllu and the Andean past
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 371 pages
Isbn
9780292738706
Lccn
96051237
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36008605
  • (OCoLC)ocm36008605

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