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Andean Archaeology I

£60.00

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The study of the origin and development of civilisation is of enormous importance for understanding the cultural processes that create human societies. Is cultural evolution directional and regular across human societies and history, or is it opportunistic and capricious? Do apparent regularities come from the way investigators construct and manage knowledge, or are they the result of real constraints on and variations in the actual processes? By comparing evolutionary sequences from different world civilisations, scholars can judge degrees of similarity and difference and then attempt explanation. The Central Andes were the locus of the only societies to achieve pristine civilisation in the southern hemisphere and only in the Central Andes did non-literate (non-written language) civilisation develop. It seems clear that Central Andean civilization was independent on any graph of archaic culture change. Scholars have often expressed appreciation of the research opportunities offered by the Central Andes as a testing ground for the study of cultural evolution .
Aside from slight bumping to edges and corners of the boards, the book is in very good condition. All text is clear on clean pages, throughout the book are numerous clear b/w plans, maps, diagrams, figures, charts and illustrations.

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Author(s):
W H Isbell & Helaine Silverman
Condition:
Fine
Dimensions:
16.3 x 23.8 cms
Edition:
2002
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0306467720
ISBN-13:
9780306467721
Number of pages:
390
Publisher:
Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers
Title:
Andean Archaeology 1

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The study of the origin and development of civilisation is of enormous importance for understanding the cultural processes that create human societies. Is cultural evolution directional and regular across human societies and history, or is it opportunistic and capricious? Do apparent regularities come from the way investigators construct and manage knowledge, or are they the result of real constraints on and variations in the actual processes? By comparing evolutionary sequences from different world civilisations, scholars can judge degrees of similarity and difference and then attempt explanation. The Central Andes were the locus of the only societies to achieve pristine civilisation in the southern hemisphere and only in the Central Andes did non-literate (non-written language) civilisation develop. It seems clear that Central Andean civilization was independent on any graph of archaic culture change. Scholars have often expressed appreciation of the research opportunities offered by the Central Andes as a testing ground for the study of cultural evolution .
Aside from slight bumping to edges and corners of the boards, the book is in very good condition. All text is clear on clean pages, throughout the book are numerous clear b/w plans, maps, diagrams, figures, charts and illustrations.

Author(s):
W H Isbell & Helaine Silverman
Condition:
Fine
Dimensions:
16.3 x 23.8 cms
Edition:
2002
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0306467720
ISBN-13:
9780306467721
Number of pages:
390
Publisher:
Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers
Title:
Andean Archaeology 1

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