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Author Kurin, Danielle Shawn, author.

Title The bioarchaeology of societal collapse and regeneration in ancient Peru / Danielle Shawn Kurin.

Published Switzerland : Springer, [2016]


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Physical description 1 online resource (xv, 218 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Bioarchaeology and social theory
Bioarchaeology and social theory.
Springer English/International eBooks 2016 - Full Set
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Societal collapse and reorganization -- 2. Theorizing and operationalizing a bioarchaeology of societal collapse and regeneration -- 3. Lifeways in Andahuaylas under the aegis of the Wari empire and after its collapse -- 4. Chanka and Quicha community profiles and mortuary practices -- 5. Reorganizing society : cranial modification and the creation of difference -- 6. Raiding and ethnic warfare in the postimperial era -- 7. Insidious entanglements : health, mobility, and nutrition -- 8. Medicocultural innovations to cope with collapse -- 9. Conclusions: Social fragmentation and reorganization.
Summary Annotation This book explores how individuals, social groups, and entire populations are impacted by the tumultuous collapse of ancient states and empires. Through meticulous study of the bones of the dead and the molecules embedded therein, bioarchaeologists can reconstruct how the reverberations of traumatic social disasters permanently impact human bodies over the course of generations. In this case, we focus on the enigmatic civilizations of ancient Peru. Around 1000 years ago, the Wari Empire, the first expansive, imperial state in the highland Andes, abruptly collapsed after four centures of domination.
Other author SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Chanca Indians -- Peru -- Andahuaylas (Province) -- Antiquities.
Social archaeology -- Peru -- Andahuaylas (Province)
Social change -- Peru -- Andahuaylas (Province) -- History.
Human remains (Archaeology) -- Peru -- Andahuaylas (Province)
Ethnicity -- Peru -- Andahuaylas (Province) -- History.
Ethnic conflict -- Peru -- Andahuaylas (Province) -- History.
Forensic archaeology -- Peru.
Andahuaylas (Peru : Province) -- Antiquities.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9783319284040 (electronic bk.)
3319284045 (electronic bk.)