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A transdisciplinary collaboration between ethnologists, linguists, and archaeologists, Ethnicity in old Amazonia lines the emergence, growth, and decline of cultural identities in indigenous Amazonia.

Hornborg and Hill argue that the tendency to hyperlink language, tradition, and biology--essentialist notions of ethnic identities--is a Eurocentric bias that has characterised mostly erroneous causes of the distribution of ethnic teams and languages in Amazonia. The facts, besides the fact that, indicates a way more fluid dating between geography, language use, ethnic id, and genetics. In Ethnicity in old Amazonia, best linguists, ethnographers, ethnohistorians, and archaeologists interpret their study from a different nonessentialist point of view to shape a extra actual photo of the ethnolinguistic range during this area.

Revealing how ethnic id building is continually in flux, members convey how such strategies will be traced via diversified ethnic markers comparable to pottery kinds and languages. students and scholars learning lowland South the USA may be specially , as will anthropologists intrigued by way of its state-of-the-art, interdisciplinary approach.

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