Prehistoric Settlement Patterns in the Virú Valley, Perú


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Author: Willey, Gordon R. (1913-2002)

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

Pub Date: 1953 (First edition)

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: Good.  Binding tight.  No tears, bends or folds.  Without dust jacket, as issued.  Light spotting to front board.  Lower rear corner bumped.  All fold-outs in good condition, correctly refolded.  Gilt on spine slight faded but still readable.

Notes: Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 155.  “The term ‘settlement patterns’ is defined here as the way in which man disposed himself over the landscape on which he lived.  It refers to dwellings, to their arrangement, and to the nature and disposition of other buildings pertaining to community life.  These settlements reflect the natural environment, the level of technology on which the builders operated, and various institutions of social interaction and control which the culture maintained.  Because settlement patterns are, to a large extent, directly shaped by widely held cultural needs, they offer a strategic starting point for the functional interpretation of archaeological cultures.” (From the Introduction)


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