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International Archaeological Reports since 1974

Archéologie de l'Amazonie

Les premiers habitants de la Guyane côtière

£48.00
Editors:
Stéphen Rostain
Publication Year:
2015
Language:
French
Paperback:
205pp, Illustrated throughout in black and white
ISBN 10:
1407314203
ISBN:
9781407314204
BAR number:
S2758
Sub-series name:
Paris Monographs in American Archaeology, 44
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BOOK DESCRIPTION
The history of European settlement of South Americas has been the subject of much historical, archaeological and anthropological research. Guianas in the Amazon region, however life and society in the pre-Columbianperiod remain comparatively neglected topics. Though the Guianas were inhabited by different local groups before and after European colonisation began in the late sixteenth century, little is known about Pre-Columbian life and society in this region. Theeleven papers in this volume seek to fill this gap in research, each focussing on a range of different archaeological and historical methods, such as archaeobotanical analysis, cartography and ethnology. This volume provides a highly original, multifaceted and truly interdisciplinary account of the pre-Columbian Guianas. It also benefits from a greater focus on scientific analysis than the few other studies of the region in this period. The papers included here will be of interest to anyone seeking to learn more about in the pre-Columbian Amazon region, and South America more generally. An English language abstract is included for each of the papers in this volume.