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Mummies and Mortuary Monuments: A Postprocessual Prehistory of Central Andean Social Organization

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Mummies and Mortuary Monuments: A Postprocessual Prehistory of Central Andean Social Organization - Isbell, William H
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Since prehistoric times, Andean societies have been organized around the ayllu, a grouping of real or ceremonial kinspeople who share labor, resources, and ritual obligations. Many Andean scholars believe that the ayllu is as ancient as Andean culture itself, possibly dating back as far as 6000 B.C., and that is arose to alleviate the hardships of farming in the mountainous Andean environment. In this boldly revisionist book, however, William Isbell persuasively argues that the ayllu developed during the latter half of the ...

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Mummies and Mortuary Monuments: A Postprocessual Prehistory of Central Andean Social Organization 1997, University of Texas Press, Austin, TX

ISBN-13: 9780292738706

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Mummies and Mortuary Monuments: A Postprocessual Prehistory of Central Andean Social Organization 1997, University of Texas Press, Austin, TX

ISBN-13: 9780292717992

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