Household Archaeology in the Andes

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Donna Nash, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Data from domestic contexts can be used to address significant anthropological research questions. Archaeological investigations in the Andes (areas once incorporated into the Inka empire, including northwestern Argentina, highland Bolivia, northern Chile, Ecuador, and Peru), like many parts of the world, rely on ethnohistory and ethnography to interpret the archaeological remains of domestic areas and make inferences about households. In this review I describe the ideas about Andean households that archaeologists are using and how domestic remains are being examined to infer social, economic, and political processes. Household archaeology in the Andes requires ethnoarchaeology and theory-building in order to understand the complex social dynamics at the foundation of ancient Andean societies.

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Language: English
Date: 2009
domestic archaeology, residential archaeology, household archaeology, andes, archaeology

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