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

A transdisciplinary collaboration between ethnologists, linguists, and archaeologists, Ethnicity in old Amazonia strains the emergence, enlargement, 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 reasons of the distribution of ethnic teams and languages in Amazonia. The facts, even if, indicates a way more fluid courting between geography, language use, ethnic id, and genetics. In Ethnicity in historical Amazonia, top linguists, ethnographers, ethnohistorians, and archaeologists interpret their learn from a different nonessentialist standpoint to shape a extra actual photograph of the ethnolinguistic range during this area.

Revealing how ethnic id building is continually in flux, members convey how such methods could be traced via assorted ethnic markers equivalent to pottery kinds and languages. students and scholars learning lowland South the US may be particularly , as will anthropologists intrigued via its state of the art, interdisciplinary approach.

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