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Andean Social Identities: Analyses of Community, Gender, and Age Identities at Chiribaya Alta, Peru

Abstract Social identities are fundamental to the way individuals and groups define themselves. Archaeological approaches to social identities in the Andes emphasize the importance of group identities such as ethnicity and community identity, but studies of gender and age identities are still uncommon. In this dissertation, I build on these earlier approaches to Andean social identities and consider community, gender, and age identities at the site of Chiribaya Alta using case studies.

The coastal Ilo Chiribaya polity is associated with the Andean Late Intermediate Period in the lower Osmore drainage of southern Peru. Previous analyses indicate that Chiribaya sites in this area formed a señorío, an Andean chiefdom with separate occupational groups... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Schach, Emily Ann (Author) / Buikstra, Jane E (Advisor) / Knudson, Kelly J (Committee member) / Geller, Pamela L (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Archaeology / Physical anthropology / Latin American studies / Andean Archaeology / Bioarchaeology / Elderly / Mortuary Analysis / Social Identities / Textile Analysis
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 211 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Anthropology 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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