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dc.contributor.authorLazzari, Marisa
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-15T12:38:41Z
dc.date.issued2016-02-01
dc.description.abstractCopyright © The McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research 2015 This article presents a contextual analysis of stone materials from northwestern Argentina, produced at a time when sedentary life was unfolding throughout the region. It examines the circulation and use practices of everyday obsidian tools, as well as the technical and semantic relationships they established within the wider field of materials and artefacts that characterized the period. Arguing for a sensitive approach to the classificatory logic of past societies, it is proposed here that a particular hierarchy of stone artefacts of regional significance emerged during this period. After discussing anthropological value perspectives and their relevance to Andean archaeology, the article explores Andean conceptualizations of stone that can provide a culturally specific framework for understanding ancient stone materials. The final sections examine the technical and contextual practices involving with domestic stone tools, as well as how these were embedded in a wider landscape of physical and semantic relationships. It is hoped that this article will contribute to ongoing discussions on non-Western models of value and their relevance for understanding social interaction and complexity, both in the south-central Andes and beyond.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipPart of the research reflected in this article was funded by a British Academy Small grant #51798 (2009) and AHRC Early Career Grant SX-05317 (2011–13)en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipArts and Humanities Research Councilen_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipBritihs Academyen_GB
dc.identifier.citationVol. 26, pp. 1 - 22en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S0959774315000074
dc.identifier.grantnumberSX-05317 (2011–13)en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10871/19841
dc.language.isoenen_GB
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen_GB
dc.titleStones to build a world: circulation and value of materials in Pre-Columbian Northwestern Argentinaen_GB
dc.typeArticleen_GB
dc.date.available2016-02-15T12:38:41Z
dc.identifier.issn0959-7743
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dc.descriptionArticleen_GB
dc.descriptionAccepted version of article published in Cambridge Archaeological Journal / Volume 26 / Issue 01 / February 2016, pp 1-22en_GB
dc.identifier.eissn1474-0540
dc.identifier.journalCambridge Archaeological Journalen_GB


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