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Funerary Practices and Models in the Ancient Andes
The Return of the Living Dead

Peter Eeckhout, Lawrence S. Owens, Peter Kaulicke, Enrique Lopez-Hurtado, Claude Chapdelaine, Gérard Gagné, Carolina Agüero, Mauricio Uribe, Elsa Tomasto-Cagigao, Markus Reindel, Johny Isla, Henry Gayoso Rullier, Santiago Uceda Castillo, Carlos E. Rengifo, Luis Jaime Castillo Butters, William H. Isbell, Antti Korpisaari, Luisa Díaz Arriola, Tania Delabarde, Oscar D. Llanos Jacinto, María del R. Montoya Vera
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  • Date Published: March 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107059344

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  • This edited volume focuses on the funerary archaeology of the Pan-Andean area in the pre-Hispanic period. The contributors examine the treatment of the dead and provide an understanding of how these ancient groups coped with mortality, as well as the ways in which they strove to overcome the effects of death. The contributors also present previously unpublished discoveries and employ a range of academic and analytical approaches that have rarely – if ever – been utilised in South America before. The book covers the Formative Period to the end of the Inca Empire, and the chapters together comprise a state-of-the-art summary of all the best research on Andean funerary archaeology currently being carried out around the globe.

    • The first wide-ranging and fully comprehensive volume on Andean pre-Columbian funerary practices for twenty years
    • A hugely innovative multidisciplinary approach to every aspect of the fascinating field of Andean funerary archaeology, presenting original and unpublished data
    • Comprises an advanced reader of the cutting edge of current research
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    • Date Published: March 2015
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107059344
    • length: 320 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.84kg
    • contains: 101 b/w illus. 10 maps 21 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The impossibility of death: introduction to funerary practices and models in the ancient Andes Peter Eeckhout and Lawrence S. Owens
    2. Death and the dead in formative Peru Peter Kaulicke
    3. Far away, so close: living with the ancestors in Panquilma, Peruvian central coast Enrique Lopez-Hurtado
    4. A temple for the dead at San Juanito, lower Santa Valley, during the Initial Period Claude Chapdelaine and Gérard Gagné
    5. Tombs and tumuli on the coast and pampa of Tarapacá: explaining the Formative Period in northern Chile (south central Andes) Carolina Agüero and Mauricio Uribe
    6. Paracas funerary practices in Palpa, south coast of Peru Elsa Tomasto-Cagigao, Markus Reindel and Johny Isla
    7. When the dead speak in Moche: funerary customs in an architectural complex associated with the Huaca del Sol and the Huaca de la Luna Henry Gayoso Rullier and Santiago Uceda Castillo
    8. The construction of social identity: tombs of specialists at San José de Moro, Jequetepeque Valley, Peru Carlos E. Rengifo and Luis Jaime Castillo Butters
    9. Bodies of evidence: mortuary archaeology and the Wari-Tiwanaku paradox William H. Isbell and Antti Korpisaari
    10. To the god of death, disease, and healing: social bioarchaeology of Cemetery I at Pachacamac Lawrence S. Owens and Peter Eeckhout
    11. The preparation of corpses and mummy bundles in Ychsma funerary practices at Armatambo Luisa Díaz Arriola
    12. From one burial to another: a sequence of funerary patterns from the Manteño culture (Integration Period AD 800–1535) site of Japotó, Manabí Province, Ecuador Tania Delabarde
    13. Decapitated for the temple: a Nazca funerary context from Cahuachi Oscar D. Llanos Jacinto
    14. Multidisciplinary study of Nectandra sp. seeds from Chimu funerary contexts at Huaca de la Luna, north coast of Peru María del R. Montoya Vera.

  • Editors

    Peter Eeckhout, University of Brussels
    Peter Eeckhout is Professor of Pre-Columbian Art and Archaeology and Vice-Director of the Department of History, Arts, and Archaeology at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. His research interests include complex societies of the Americas, monumental architecture and funerary archaeology. He has been leading excavations in Peru since 1993 and is the founder and director of the Ychsma Project at the site of Pachacamac, near Lima. He is author, editor, or coeditor of several books related to Pachacamac, Peruvian archaeology and wars and conflicts in the ancient Americas, and of more than seventy book chapters and scholarly papers in international journals.

    Lawrence S. Owens, Birkbeck College, University of London
    Lawrence Owens lectures in bioarchaeology at Birkbeck, University of London. He specialises in the interpretation of socially oriented themes - notably diet, pathology and trauma - in ancient human skeletons. He has worked on human remains from Peru, the UK, Egypt, South Africa, the United States, Bolivia, Qatar, Spain and the Canary Islands, and he has a particular interest in the relationship between demographics, pathology and aberrant burial traditions in Andean populations. He has worked as head bioarchaeologist on the Ychsma Project at Pachacamac since 2004.

    Contributors

    Peter Eeckhout, Lawrence S. Owens, Peter Kaulicke, Enrique Lopez-Hurtado, Claude Chapdelaine, Gérard Gagné, Carolina Agüero, Mauricio Uribe, Elsa Tomasto-Cagigao, Markus Reindel, Johny Isla, Henry Gayoso Rullier, Santiago Uceda Castillo, Carlos E. Rengifo, Luis Jaime Castillo Butters, William H. Isbell, Antti Korpisaari, Luisa Díaz Arriola, Tania Delabarde, Oscar D. Llanos Jacinto, María del R. Montoya Vera

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