Mining and Quarrying in the Ancient Andes: Sociopolitical, by Nicholas Tripcevich, Kevin J. Vaughn

By Nicholas Tripcevich, Kevin J. Vaughn

​Over the millennia, from stone instruments between early foragers to clays to prized metals and mineral pigments utilized by later teams, mineral assets have had a said position within the Andean global. Archaeologists have used numerous analytical suggestions at the fabrics that historic peoples procured from the earth. What those fabrics all have in universal is they originated in a mine or quarry. regardless of their value, comparative research among those archaeological websites and contours has been really infrequent, or even extra so for the Andes. Mining and Quarrying within the historical Andes makes a speciality of archaeological study at basic deposits of minerals extracted via mining or quarrying within the Andean area. whereas mining usually starts off with an monetary desire, it has very important social, political, and formality dimensions in addition. The contributions during this quantity position facts of basic extraction actions in the better cultural context during which they happened. this crucial contribution to the interdisciplinary literature provides examine and research at the mining and quarrying of varied fabrics in the course of the quarter and during time. hence, instead of targeting one fabric style or one particular website, Mining and Quarrying within the historic Andes features a number of all of the points of mining, through concentrating on the actual, social, and formality facets of purchasing fabrics from the earth within the Andean prior.

Show description

Read Online or Download Mining and Quarrying in the Ancient Andes: Sociopolitical, Economic, and Symbolic Dimensions PDF

Similar mineralogy books

Antarctica: Contributions to Global Earth Sciences

Sixty articles prepared in 8 thematic sections check with most modern geological and geophysical result of Antarctic examine. The Precambrian of the East Antarctic defend and its geological historical past is taken into account in addition to sub-ice topography, geophysics and stratigraphy, sedimentology and geophysics of the encompassing Southern Ocean.

Introduction to Planetary Science: The Geological Perspective

This textbook is meant for use in a lecture direction for students majoring within the Earth Sciences. Planetary technological know-how offers a chance for those scholars to use quite a lot of subject material bearing on the Earth to the examine of alternative planets of the sunlight procedure and their valuable satellites.

Minerals and Mineraloids in Marine Sediments: An Optical Identification Guide

Over 60% of the Earth's floor is roofed with deep marine sediments, although, till the early Eighties, no accomplished textual content books looked as if it would help the swift enlargement within the learn of those sediments. whereas the total box of marine geology has multiplied drastically and completely new disciplines, equivalent to paleoceanography, were constructed, there is still an absence of reference texts on examine options that investigators within the marine group can flip to.

Geostatistical and Geospatial Approaches for the Characterization of Natural Resources in the Environment: Challenges, Processes and Strategies

Those complaints of the IAMG 2014 convention in New Delhi discover the present state-of-the-art and tell readers concerning the most up-to-date geostatistical and space-based applied sciences for review and administration within the contexts of ordinary source exploration, environmental pollutants, dangers and normal catastrophe study.

Additional info for Mining and Quarrying in the Ancient Andes: Sociopolitical, Economic, and Symbolic Dimensions

Sample text

J. ). (2005a). The cultural landscape of prehistoric mines. Oxford: Oxbow Books. , & Lynott, M. J. (2005b). Miners and mines. In P. Topping & M. J. ), The cultural landscape of prehistoric mines (pp. 181–191). Oxford: Oxbow Books. , & Contreras, D. A. (2011). Quarrying evidence at the Quispisisa Obsidian source, Ayacucho, Peru. Latin American Antiquity, 22(1), 121–136. , & Mackay, A. (2011). Procurement at the Chivay obsidian source, Arequipa, Peru. World Archaeology, 43(2), 271–297. , & Mills, B.

New York: Institute of Andean Research. Petersen, G. (1970). Minería y metalurgía en el antiguo Perú. Instituto de Investigaciones Antropológicas, Lima: Arqueológicas. Petersen, G. (2010). E. Brooks. Special paper). Boulder, Colo: Geological Society of America. , & Quisbert, P. (2008). Tras las huellas del silencio: Potosí, los Inkas y el virrey Toledo. In P. José Cruz & J. ), Mina y metalurgia en los Andes del sur desde la época prehispánica hasta el siglo XVII (pp. 231–277). Sucre, Bolivia: Instituto Francés de Estudios Andinos.

2005a). The cultural landscape of prehistoric mines. Oxford: Oxbow Books. , & Lynott, M. J. (2005b). Miners and mines. In P. Topping & M. J. ), The cultural landscape of prehistoric mines (pp. 181–191). Oxford: Oxbow Books. , & Contreras, D. A. (2011). Quarrying evidence at the Quispisisa Obsidian source, Ayacucho, Peru. Latin American Antiquity, 22(1), 121–136. , & Mackay, A. (2011). Procurement at the Chivay obsidian source, Arequipa, Peru. World Archaeology, 43(2), 271–297. , & Mills, B.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.81 of 5 – based on 36 votes