Jeffrey R. Parsons, Charles M. Hastings, Ramiro Matos M.
An archaeological study of ancient settlement patterns in Peru's rugged and diverse central highlands. The data derive from occupations between 500 B.C. and the mid-16th century A.D. Introductory chapters cover methodology, environmental context, ethnographic analogies for agriculture and pastoralism, and ethnohistory. Substantive chapters consider long-term trends in population, land use, settlement configuration, public architecture, and polity and economy at the local and regional levels. Two appendices provide detailed site and ceramic descriptions, including over 400 photos. Order through Museum of Anthropology Publications, or from Amazon.com. See related book: Memoir 53, Prehispanic Settlement Patterns in the Upper Mantaro and Tarma Drainages, Junín, Peru: Volume 2, The Wanka Region, by Jeffrey R. Parsons, Charles M. Hastings, and Ramiro Matos M. Publisher: Museum of Anthropology Month of Publication: January Year of Publication: 2000 Location: Ann Arbor, MI Volume Number: 1 # of Pages: 537 Price: $45 ISBN: 978-0-915703-49-4 Monograph Series / Number: Memoirs, 34 Tables / Illustrations: 100 tables, 120 figs., 391 plates