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

A transdisciplinary collaboration between ethnologists, linguists, and archaeologists, Ethnicity in historical 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 erroneous causes of the distribution of ethnic teams and languages in Amazonia. The proof, despite the fact that, indicates a way more fluid dating between geography, language use, ethnic identification, and genetics. In Ethnicity in historical Amazonia, best linguists, ethnographers, ethnohistorians, and archaeologists interpret their study from a distinct nonessentialist viewpoint to shape a extra actual photo of the ethnolinguistic variety during this area.

Revealing how ethnic id development is consistently in flux, participants convey how such procedures may be traced via varied ethnic markers comparable to pottery types and languages. students and scholars learning lowland South the United States may be in particular , as will anthropologists intrigued by way of its state-of-the-art, interdisciplinary technique.

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