25 Andean Prehistory

25 Andean Prehistory - Andean Prehistory in 45 Minutes Anth...

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Andean Prehistory in 45 Minutes Anth 102 Spring 2011 J. Hicks
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Topics Overview States and Empires in Archaeology Brief history of social complexity in pre-Inca Andean South America Tawantinsuyo: the Inca Empire
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States Robbins 2009: "A form of society characterized by a hierarchical ranking of people and centralized political control." Archaeological evidence: Site-settlement hierarchy Social inequality Public works
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Empires D'Altroy 2002: "...an extensive polity…in which a core polity gains control over a range of other societies. The dominion may be political, military, or economic…but the essence of an empire is that the core is able to assert its will over the other peoples brought under the aegis.“ Archaeologically, empires are states that rule other states Territory extends beyond the heartland Social and Cultural heterogeneity Imperial political, economic and social institutions in the provinces Military conquest over rival polities (?)
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Social Complexity in the Ancient Andes Pre-Chavín (ca. 2500-1000 BC) Coastal Preceramic platform mounds Kotosh tradition, Central highlands Sunken Courts U-shaped ceremonial centers
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This note was uploaded on 10/07/2011 for the course ANTH 102 taught by Professor Wyatt during the Spring '11 term at Ill. Chicago.

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