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Yutopian: Archaeology, Ambiguity, and the Production of Knowledge in Northwest Argentina (William and Bettye Nowlin Series in Art, History, and Cultur)

Gero, Joan M.

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ISBN 10: 0292772025 / ISBN 13: 9780292772021
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Series: The William and Bettye Nowlin Series in Art, History, and Culture of the Western Hemisphere. Num Pages: 396 pages, 109 b&w photos, 10 b&w illus., 17 maps, 2 tables. BIC Classification: 1KLS; 1QDAK; HDA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 156 x 243 x 25. Weight in Grams: 542. . 2015. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780292772021

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Publisher: University of Texas Press

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Around 400 BCE, inhabitants of the Southern Andes took up a sedentary lifestyle that included the practice of agriculture. Settlements were generally solitary or clustered structures with walled agricultural fields and animal corrals, and the first small villages appeared in some regions. Surprisingly, people were also producing and circulating exotic goods: polychrome ceramics, copper and gold ornaments, bronze bracelets and bells. To investigate the apparent contradiction between a lack of social complexity and the broad circulation of elaborated goods, archaeologist Joan Gero co-directed a binational project to excavate the site of Yutopian, an unusually well-preserved Early Formative village in the mountains of Northwest Argentina.

In Yutopian, Gero describes how archaeologists from the United States and Argentina worked with local residents to uncover the lifeways of the earliest sedentary people of the region. Gero foregounds many experiential aspects of archaeological fieldwork that are usually omitted in the archaeological literature: the tedious labor and constraints of time and personnel, the emotional landscape, the intimate ethnographic settings and Andean people, the socio-politics, the difficult decisions and, especially, the role that ambiguity plays in determining archaeological meanings. Gero's unique approach offers a new model for the site report as she masterfully demonstrates how the decisions made in conducting any scientific undertaking play a fundamental role in shaping the knowledge produced in that project.

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A pioneer of archaeological theory, Joan M. Gero was Professor Emerita of Anthropology at American University in Washington, DC, and Research Associate at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History. She coedited The Socio-politics of Archaeology and Engendering Archaeology: Women and Prehistory and was head series editor of One World Archaeology books.

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