239 pages. Trade paperback. Photos. Near Fine. Spine lettering moderately faded. Bright, tight and clean; no names, marks or spine creasing. ISBN: 0122598369. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: In this volume, the authors present an original ethnographic study of five llama herding communities in Ayacucho, Peru. Data on herd dynamics are subjected to computer modeling in an effort to evaluate the roles of biology, symbolic and ritual behavior, ecological adaptation, and practical reason. The book contains the most detailed study of the waytakuy llama marking ceremony yet available. The role of this ceremony in preventing herds from going to extinction is evaluated against anthropological and sociobiological theory.
This is an interdisciplinary book will appeal to professional archaeologists, prehistorians, cultural anthropologists, Andeanists, theoretical biologists, evolutionary biologists, and zoologists interested in animal domestication.
"Combining a mix of ethnoarchaeology and simulation modeling of llama herds, the work has no competitors."
Titel: THE FLOCKS OF THE WAMANI: A Study of Llama ...
Verlag: Academic Press, 1989.
Zustand: Near Fine
Buchbeschreibung Academic Press, 1989., 1989. 239 pages. Trade paperback. Photos. Artikel-Nr. A-111473993