Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/112057
Title:
The Perception and Study of Rural Change in the Andes: The Inka Case
Author:
Van Buren, Mary
Citation:
Arizona Anthropologist 8:52-70. © 1992 Association of Student Anthropologists Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721
Publisher:
University of Arizona, Department of Anthropology
Journal:
Arizona Anthropologist
Issue Date:
1992
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/112057
Abstract:
Archaeologists investigating social complexity often focus on traits that differentiate complex societies from the simpler organizational forms preceding them. Few approaches address the role of households or communities in the development and consolidation of complex polities. Those that do, notably hierarchy models, treat such constituent elements as unchanging and irrelevant to the operation of the system as a whole. An examination of the Inka empire indicates that imperial expansion both modified and was predicated upon the organization of conquered groups. This suggests that archaeologists must address both the structure and history of rural hinterlands in models of social complexity.
Type:
Article
Language:
en_US
ISSN:
1062-1601

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dc.contributor.authorVan Buren, Maryen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-29T17:26:07Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-29T17:26:07Z-
dc.date.issued1992-
dc.identifier.citationArizona Anthropologist 8:52-70. © 1992 Association of Student Anthropologists Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721en_US
dc.identifier.issn1062-1601-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/112057-
dc.description.abstractArchaeologists investigating social complexity often focus on traits that differentiate complex societies from the simpler organizational forms preceding them. Few approaches address the role of households or communities in the development and consolidation of complex polities. Those that do, notably hierarchy models, treat such constituent elements as unchanging and irrelevant to the operation of the system as a whole. An examination of the Inka empire indicates that imperial expansion both modified and was predicated upon the organization of conquered groups. This suggests that archaeologists must address both the structure and history of rural hinterlands in models of social complexity.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Arizona, Department of Anthropologyen_US
dc.titleThe Perception and Study of Rural Change in the Andes: The Inka Caseen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.journalArizona Anthropologisten_US
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