Ethnicity in Ancient Amazonia: Reconstructing Past Identities form 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 erroneous factors 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, prime linguists, ethnographers, ethnohistorians, and archaeologists interpret their learn from a distinct nonessentialist point of view to shape a extra actual photo of the ethnolinguistic variety during this area.

Revealing how ethnic identification building is consistently in flux, participants exhibit how such techniques will be traced via assorted ethnic markers resembling pottery types and languages. students and scholars learning lowland South the USA could be in particular , as will anthropologists intrigued via its state of the art, interdisciplinary procedure.

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