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Archaeology in the Lowland American Tropics

Archaeology in the Lowland American Tropics
Current Analytical Methods and Applications

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Peter W. Stahl, James A. Zeidler, Peter E. Siegel, Clark L. Erickson, Warwick Bray, Deborah M. Pearsall, Dolores R. Piperno, Douglas H. Ubelaker, Lynette Norr, J. Scott Raymond, Warren R. Deboer
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  • Date Published: November 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521027380

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  • The lowland American tropics have posed great challenges for archaeologists. Working in awkward terrain, in humid conditions where preservation is difficult, modern scholars pioneered new methods that increasingly influence archaeological practice internationally. The contributors to this volume all have substantial experience in the region. Their essays explore problems including site discovery, excavation, the preservation of artifacts, and methods of analysis. This book will be welcomed by all archaeologists, ecologists and paleontologists working in the tropics.

    • Contributors offer fruitful ways to deal with the difficulties facing archaeologists working in the tropical lowlands of the New World
    • Would serve as an appropriate text for university-level instruction of archaeological method and technique
    • Well illustrated
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    "...offers a much-needed window on some of the most innovative work now being done in the lowland American tropics." Neil Lancelot Whitehead, American Anthropologist

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    • Date Published: November 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521027380
    • length: 332 pages
    • dimensions: 245 x 170 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.536kg
    • contains: 64 b/w illus. 22 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of figures
    List of tables
    List of contributors
    Introduction Peter W. Stahl
    1. Archaeological survey and site discovery in the forested neotropics James A. Zeidler
    2. The archaeology of community organization in the tropical lowlands: a case study from Puerto Rico Peter E. Siegel
    3. Archaeological methods for the study of ancient landscapes of the Llanos de Mojos in the Bolivian Amazon Clark L. Erickson
    4. Searching for environmental stress: climatic and anthropogenic influences on the landscape of Colombia Warwick Bray
    5. 'Doing' paleoethnobotany in the tropical lowlands: adaptation and innovation in methodology Deborah M. Pearsall
    6. Plant microfossils and their application in the New World tropics Dolores R. Piperno
    7. Differential preservation histories affecting the mammalian zooarchaeological record from the forested neotropical lowlands Peter W. Stahl
    8. Biological research with archaeologically recovered human remains from Ecuador: methodological issues Douglas H. Ubelaker
    9. Interpreting dietary maize from bone stable isotopes in the American tropics: the state of the art Lynette Norr
    10. From potsherds to pots: a first step in constructing cultural context from tropical forest archaeology J. Scott Raymond
    11. Returning to Pueblo Viejo: history and archaeology of the Chachi (Ecuador) Warren R. Deboer

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    Peter W. Stahl, State University of New York, Binghamton


    Peter W. Stahl, James A. Zeidler, Peter E. Siegel, Clark L. Erickson, Warwick Bray, Deborah M. Pearsall, Dolores R. Piperno, Douglas H. Ubelaker, Lynette Norr, J. Scott Raymond, Warren R. Deboer

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