Hornborg and Hill argue that the tendency to hyperlink language, tradition, and biology--essentialist notions of ethnic identities--is a Eurocentric bias that has characterised mostly misguided reasons of the distribution of ethnic teams and languages in Amazonia. The facts, even though, indicates a way more fluid dating between geography, language use, ethnic identification, and genetics. In Ethnicity in old Amazonia, prime linguists, ethnographers, ethnohistorians, and archaeologists interpret their examine from a special nonessentialist viewpoint to shape a extra actual photo of the ethnolinguistic range during this area.
Revealing how ethnic id development is consistently in flux, participants convey how such tactics should be traced via diverse ethnic markers akin to pottery kinds and languages. students and scholars learning lowland South the US could be in particular , as will anthropologists intrigued through its state of the art, interdisciplinary approach.
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Hill, editors. p. cm. comprises bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-1-60732-094-4 (hardcover : alk. paper) — ISBN 978-1-60732-095-1 (e-book) 1. Indians of South America—Amazon River Region—Ethnic id. 2. Indians of South the United States— Amazon River Region—Languages. three. Indians of South America—Amazon River zone— Antiquities. four. Anthropological linguistics—Amazon River zone. five. Ethnicity—Amazon River quarter. 6. Ethnohistory—Amazon River quarter. 7. Amazon River Region—Ethnic family members. eight. Amazon River Region—Antiquities. I. Hornborg, Alf. II. Hill, Jonathan David, 1954– F2519. 1. A6E865 2011 305. 800981’1—dc23 2011028920 layout through Daniel Pratt 20 19 18 17 sixteen 15 14 thirteen 12 eleven 10 nine eight 7 6 five four three 2 1 Contents record of Figures checklist of Maps checklist of Tables Preface bankruptcy 1. advent: Ethnicity in historic Amazonia Alf Hornborg and Jonathan D. Hill half I. ARCHAEOLOGY bankruptcy 2. Archaeological Cultures and prior Identities within the Pre-colonial important Amazon Eduardo Góes Neves bankruptcy three. Deep background, Cultural Identities, and Ethnogenesis within the Southern Amazon Michael Heckenberger bankruptcy four. Deep Time, significant area: An Archaeologist Skirts the subject handy Warren DeBoer bankruptcy five. known Pots and accepted Indians: The Archaeology of Ethnogenesis within the heart Orinoco Kay Tarble de Scaramelli and Franz Scaramelli bankruptcy 6. An try and comprehend Panoan Ethnogenesis relating to long term styles and changes of neighborhood interplay in Western Amazonia Alf Hornborg and Love Eriksen half II. LINGUISTICS bankruptcy 7. Amazonian Ritual verbal exchange on the subject of Multilingual Social Networks Ellen B. Basso bankruptcy eight. The unfold of the Arawakan Languages: A View from Structural Phylogenetics Swintha Danielsen, Michael Dunn, and Pieter Muysken bankruptcy nine. Comparative Arawak Linguistics: Notes on Reconstruction, Diffusion, and Amazonian Prehistory Sidney da Silva Facundes and Ana Paula B. Brandão bankruptcy 10. Linguistic variety Zones and Cartographic Modeling: GIS as a mode for realizing the Prehistory of Lowland South the USA Östen Dahl, J. Christopher Gillam, David G. Anderson, José Iriarte, and Silvia M. Copé bankruptcy eleven. Nested Identities within the Southern Guyana-Surinam nook Eithne B. Carlin bankruptcy 12. switch, touch, and Ethnogenesis in Northern Quechua: Structural Phylogenetic techniques to Clause-Embedding Predicates Pieter Muysken half III. ETHNOHISTORY bankruptcy thirteen. Sacred Landscapes as Environmental Histories in Lowland South the United States Jonathan D. Hill bankruptcy 14. fidelity in Continuity? local Oral background, Iconography, and Earthworks at the higher Purús River Pirjo Kristiina Virtanen bankruptcy 15. Ethnogenesis on the Interface of the Andes and the Amazon: Re-examining Ethnicity within the Piedmont sector of Apolobamba, Bolivia Meredith Dudley bankruptcy sixteen. Ethnogenesis and Interculturality within the “Forest of Canelos”: The Wild and the Tame Revisited Norman E. Whitten Jr. bankruptcy 17. Captive Identities, or the Genesis of Subordinate Quasi-Ethnic Collectivities within the American Tropics Fernando Santos-Granero bankruptcy 18.