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The papers during this publication query the tyranny of typological considering in archaeology via case stories from a number of South American international locations (Venezuela, Colombia, Bolivia, Argentina, and Brazil) and Antarctica. they target to teach that typologies are unavoidable (they are, in any case, the best way to create networks that supply meanings to symbols) yet that their tyranny should be triumph over in the event that they are used from a severe, heuristic and non-prescriptive stance: severe as the complacent angle in the direction of their tyranny is changed via a militant stance opposed to it; heuristic simply because they're used as capability to arrive substitute and suggestive interpretations yet no longer as final and convinced destinies; and non-prescriptive simply because rather than utilizing them as threads to stick to they're quite used as constitutive components of extra complicated and connective materials. The papers integrated within the booklet are assorted in temporal and locational phrases. They conceal from so referred to as Formative societies in lowland Venezuela to Inca-related ones in Bolivia; from the coastal shell middens of Brazil to the megalithic sculptors of SW Colombia. but, the papers are comparable. they've got in universal their shared rejection of verified, naturalized typologies that constrain the way in which archaeologists see, forcing their interpretations into popular and predictable conclusions. Their creative interpretative proposals flee from the safe convenience of venerable typologies, many suspicious due to their organization with colonial political narratives. in its place, the authors suggest novel methods of facing archaeological information.

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