Book ID: CBB460220882

Constructions of Time and History in the Pre-Columbian Andes (2018)


Swenson, Edward (Editor)
Roddick, Andrew (Editor)

University Press of Colorado
Publication date: 2018
Language: English

Publication Date: 2018
Physical Details: 302 pp.

Constructions of Time and History in the Pre-Columbian Andes explores archaeological approaches to temporalities, social memory, and constructions of history in the pre-Columbian Andes. The authors examine a range of indigenous temporal experiences and ideologies, including astronomical, cyclical, generational, eschatological, and mythical time.This nuanced, interdisciplinary volume challenges outmoded anthropological theories while building on an emic perspective to gain greater understanding of pre-Columbian Andean cultures. Contributors to the volume rethink the dichotomy of past and present by understanding history as indigenous Andeans perceived it—recognizing the past as a palpable and living presence. We live in history, not apart from it. Within this framework time can be understood as a current rather than as distinct points, moments, periods, or horizons.The Andes offer a rich context by which to evaluate recent philosophical explorations of space and time. Using the varied materializations and ritual emplacements of time in a diverse sampling of landscapes, Constructions of Time and History in the Pre-Columbian Andes serves as a critique of archaeology’s continued and exclusive dependence on linear chronologies that obscure historically specific temporal practices and beliefs.Contributors: Tamara L. Bray, Zachary J. Chase, María José Culquichicón-Venegas, Terence D’Altroy, Giles Spence Morrow, Matthew Sayre, Francisco Seoane, Darryl Wilkinson

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Review Anthony Aveni (2018) Review of "Constructions of Time and History in the Pre-Columbian Andes". Journal for the History of Astronomy (pp. 393-395). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Gullberg, Steven
Malville, J. McKim
Allen, Thomas M.
Barreto, Ivan Farias
Beard, Mary
Buckland, Adelene
Journal of Skyscape Archaeology
British Journal for the History of Philosophy
História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry
Association for Asian Studies and University of Hawai'i Press
Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies
Indiana University Press
State University of New York Press
History as a discipline; chronology; study of the past
Indigenous peoples; indigeneity
Ashmole, Elias
Kepler, Johannes
Oakeley, Hilda D.
Time Periods
19th century
Precolumbian period (America)
17th century
20th century, early
20th century
Great Britain
South America
Rome (Italy)

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