Ethnicity in Ancient Amazonia: Reconstructing Past Identities form Archaeology, Linguistics, and Ethnohistory

A transdisciplinary collaboration between ethnologists, linguists, and archaeologists, Ethnicity in historic Amazonia strains the emergence, growth, and decline of cultural identities in indigenous Amazonia.

Hornborg and Hill argue that the tendency to hyperlink language, tradition, and biology--essentialist notions of ethnic identities--is a Eurocentric bias that has characterised mostly misguided motives of the distribution of ethnic teams and languages in Amazonia. The proof, besides the fact that, indicates a way more fluid dating between geography, language use, ethnic id, and genetics. In Ethnicity in historic Amazonia, prime linguists, ethnographers, ethnohistorians, and archaeologists interpret their examine from a distinct nonessentialist point of view to shape a extra actual photograph of the ethnolinguistic range during this area.

Revealing how ethnic identification development is continually in flux, participants exhibit how such strategies should be traced via diversified ethnic markers comparable to pottery kinds and languages. students and scholars learning lowland South the United States could be specially , as will anthropologists intrigued via its state of the art, interdisciplinary strategy.

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