Earth, Water, Fleece and Fabric: An Ethnography and Archaeology of Andean Camelid Herding

Earth, Water, Fleece and Fabric: An Ethnography and Archaeology of Andean Camelid Herding

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Through a richly detailed examination of the practices of spinning yarn from the fleece of llamas and alpacas, Earth, Water, Fleece and Fabric explores the relationship that herders of the present and of the past have maintained with their herd animals in the Andes. Dransart juxtaposes an ethnography of an Aymara herding community, based on more than ten years fieldwork in Isluga in the Chilean highlands, with archaeological material from excavations in the Atacama… (more)

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Publisher: Routledge (October 02, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 336 pages

File size: 12.5 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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