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Prehistoric Settlement Patterns in the Viru Valley, Peru by  Gordon Randolph (1913-2002) Willey - First - 1953 - from The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB (SKU: BOOKS000882)

Prehistoric Settlement Patterns in the Viru Valley, Peru

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Prehistoric Settlement Patterns in the Viru Valley, Peru

by Willey, Gordon Randolph (1913-2002)

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xxii+453 pages with 60 plates and 88 figures some of which are fold out maps. Royal octavo (9" x 6") issued in olive green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology, Bulletin 155. First edition.

In 1946 the first attempt to study settlement patterns in the Americas took place in the Viru Valley, led by Gordon Willey. Rather than examine individual settlement sites, Willey wanted to look at the valley as a whole and the way that each village interacted with the others. The study showed that villages were located in places which reflected their relationship with the wider landscape and their neighbours. The project emphasised the importance for archaeologists of viewing sites holistically and to take into account the economic, environmental, social and political factors acting on past societies. Willey's groundbreaking study stimulated the work of a number of subsequent archaeologists in the valley. From 1992-1998 Dr. Thomas A. Zoubek embarked on a study of the earliest mid and upper valley sites in Viru concentrating specifically at the sites of Huaca El Gallo/La Gallina of Virú culture, in the El Nino Quebrada. These excavations and later ones in the Susanga region completely redefined our knowledge of the earliest agricultural societies in the valley and resulted in the discovery of the earliest ceramics found in coastal Peru that have been dated to c.2400 BCE.

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Book plate on front pastedown, spine extremities rubbed. A very good copy issued without jacket.

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Title
Prehistoric Settlement Patterns in the Viru Valley, Peru
Author
Willey, Gordon Randolph (1913-2002)
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
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Edition
First
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
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Place of Publication
Washington
Date published
1953
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Size
Royal octavo

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