Andean Archaeology II

Art, Landscape, and Society

  • Helaine Silverman
  • William H. Isbell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Helaine Silverman, William H. Isbell
      Pages 3-20
  3. Andean Art and Society

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Helaine Silverman, William H. Isbell
      Pages 23-34
    3. Margaret A. Jackson
      Pages 107-135
    4. Terence Grieder, James D. Farmer, Carrillo B. Antonio, Bradford M. Jones
      Pages 157-177
  4. Landscapes of Power

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Helaine Silverman, William H. Isbell
      Pages 181-188
    3. Jean-Pierre Protzen, Stella Nair
      Pages 189-223
    4. William H. Isbell, Anita G. Cook
      Pages 249-305
    5. David W. Johnson, Donald A. Proulx, Stephen B. Mabee
      Pages 307-332
  5. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 355-355
    2. Helaine Silverman, William H. Isbell
      Pages 357-364
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 365-376

About this book


The origins and development of civilization are vital components to the understanding of the cultural processes that create human societies. Comparing and contrasting the evolutionary sequences from different civilizations is one approach to discovering their unique development. One area for comparison is in the Central Andes where several societies remained in isolation without a written language. As a direct result, the only resource to understand these societies is their material artifacts.
In this second volume, the focus is on the art and landscape remains and what they uncover about societies of the Central Andes region. The ancient art and landscape, revealing the range and richness of the societies of the area significantly shaped the development of Andean archaeology. This work includes discussions on:

- pottery and textiles;
- iconography and symbols;
- ideology;
- geoglyphs and rock art.

This volume will be of interest to Andean archaeologists, cultural and historical anthropologists, material archaeologists and Latin American historians.


archaeology artifacts development of civilization landscape mayans

Editors and affiliations

  • Helaine Silverman
    • 1
  • William H. Isbell
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUrbana-ChampaignUSA
  2. 2.State University of New York at BinghamtonBinghamtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-5150-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-0597-6
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