Kevin J. Vaughn
Transitions in Decision Making from Small-Scale to Middle-Range Societies
This book brings together the perspectives of cultural anthropologists and archaeologists to explore why and how leadership emerges and variously becomes institutionalized among disparate human societies.
Although ancient civilizations in the Andes are rich in history--with expansive empires, skilled artisans, and vast temple centers--the history of the Andean foothills on the south coast of present-day Peru is only now being unveiled. Nasca, a prehispanic society that flourished there from AD 1 to 750, is best known for its polychrome ...
Studies of Production and Exchange through Compositional Analysis
This cohesive edited volume showcases data collected from more than seven thousand ceramic artifacts including pottery, figurines, clay pipes, and other objects from sites across South America.
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