Peruvian Archaeology: A Critical History

Henry Tantaleán, Charles Stanish

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This book offers a unique, critical perspective on the history of Peruvian archaeology by a native scholar. Leading Peruvian archaeologist Henry Tantaleán illuminates the cultural legacy of colonialism beginning with “founding father” Max Uhle and traces key developments to the present. These include the growth of Peruvian institutions; major figures from Tello and Valcárcel to Larco, Rowe, and Murra; war, political upheaval, and Peruvian regimes; developments in archaeological and social science theory as they impacted Andean archaeology; and modern concerns such as heritage, neoliberalism, and privatization. This post-colonial perspective on research and its sociopolitical context is an essential contribution to Andean archaeology and the growing international dialogue on the history of archaeology.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages215
ISBN (Electronic)9781315422725
ISBN (Print)9781611329919
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes

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