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Author Wilson, David J. (David John), 1941-

Title Indigenous South Americans of the past and present : an ecological perspective / David J. Wilson.

Published Boulder, Colo. ; London : Westview Press, 1999.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  980.01 WILS    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxii, 480 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Introduction. South American Indigenous Groups. Scope of This Book -- 2. Theoretical Approach. Historical Background. Perspective of This Book -- 3. An Overview of South American Environments. Continent Formation. Environmental Zones -- 4. Subsistence and Sociocultural Development. Subsistence Productivity. Productivity and Sociopolitical Integration. Andean Cultivars. Agricultural Origins. Later Andean Cultivars. Hallucinogenic Plants. Kallawaya Medicinal Herbs -- 5. Band Societies Present and Past. Band-Level Marginality. The Ona and Yahgan. The Nukak. The Paleoindian Period -- 6. Amazonian Villages and Chiefdoms. Environments and Adaptation. The Mundurucu, Yanomamo, and Shuar-Jivaro. The Desana. The Omagua. Roosevelt's and Clastres's Models -- 7. Northwest Villages and Chiefdoms. The Kogi. The Tairona Predecessors. Valdivia Culture -- 8. Contemporary Central Andean Villages. Adaptation to the Sierra. The Q'eros Quechua. The Kallawaya -- 9. Prehistoric Central Andean States.
Adaptation to Coastal Peru. Moseley's Maritime Complexity Model. Carneiro's Coercive Model. The Chavin Cult. The Moche. The Inca -- 10. Toward a Scientific Paradigm in South Americanist Studies. The Systems-Hierarchical Evolutionary Paradigm. Other Paradigms, Other Models. Indigenous Adaptive Systems.
Summary 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 over the past 13,000 years.
Subject Indians of South America -- Social life and customs.
Indians of South America -- Antiquities.
Ethnology -- South America.
Human ecology -- South America.
Archaeology -- South America.
South America -- Antiquities.
South America -- Social life and customs.
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