Life and Death at Paloma

Life and Death at Paloma : Society and Mortuary Practices in a Preceramic Peruvian Village

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Life and Death at Paloma, when published in 1989, was the first in-depth treatment of burials from a preagricultural South American village. It remains a valuable resource used by students and scholars of Andean archaeology. Jeffrey Quilter analyzes the life of Paloma's people during the transition from a hunting-gathering-fishing way of life to a more sedentary horticultural society and offers a study of preceramic Peruvian life through his analysis of this site's graves and their contents.show more

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  • Paperback | 204 pages
  • 172.7 x 251.5 x 20.3mm | 204.12g
  • University of Iowa Press
  • Iowa, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 145ill.M.
  • 1587293994
  • 9781587293993

About Jeffrey Quilter

Jeffrey Quilter is the author of Cobble Circles and Standing Stones (Iowa 2004), coeditor of Gold and Power in Ancient Costa Rica, Panama, and Colombia and Narrative Threads: Accounting and Recounting in Andean Khipu, and director of Pre-Columbian Studies and curator of the Pre-Columbian Collection at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection in Washington, D.C.show more

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"...fills in a missing portion of the prehistoric record, and is a useful addition to the ceramic period sequence of C.B. Donnan and C.J. Mackey and the mummy studies of M.J. Allison and E. Gerszten. The data are of particular importance for Peruvian archaeologists." - Choice"show more

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