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The Resource A pre-Hispanic chiefdom in Barinas, Venezuela : excavations at Gaván-complex sites, Charles S. Spencer, Curator, Division of Anthropology, American Museum of Natural History; Elsa M. Redmond, Research Associate, Division of Anthropology, American Museum of Natural History ; with contributions by William N. Duncan, Eastern Tennessee State University; Emily L. de Berrizbeitia, Museo de Ciencias Naturales, Caracas; Ramón Sifontes G., Universidad Central de Venezuela; Carlos Schubert, Rafael A. Gassón, and Milagro Rinaldi, Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas; Renée M. Bonzani, University of Kentucky

A pre-Hispanic chiefdom in Barinas, Venezuela : excavations at Gaván-complex sites, Charles S. Spencer, Curator, Division of Anthropology, American Museum of Natural History; Elsa M. Redmond, Research Associate, Division of Anthropology, American Museum of Natural History ; with contributions by William N. Duncan, Eastern Tennessee State University; Emily L. de Berrizbeitia, Museo de Ciencias Naturales, Caracas; Ramón Sifontes G., Universidad Central de Venezuela; Carlos Schubert, Rafael A. Gassón, and Milagro Rinaldi, Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas; Renée M. Bonzani, University of Kentucky

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A pre-Hispanic chiefdom in Barinas, Venezuela : excavations at Gaván-complex sites
Title
A pre-Hispanic chiefdom in Barinas, Venezuela
Title remainder
excavations at Gaván-complex sites
Statement of responsibility
Charles S. Spencer, Curator, Division of Anthropology, American Museum of Natural History; Elsa M. Redmond, Research Associate, Division of Anthropology, American Museum of Natural History ; with contributions by William N. Duncan, Eastern Tennessee State University; Emily L. de Berrizbeitia, Museo de Ciencias Naturales, Caracas; Ramón Sifontes G., Universidad Central de Venezuela; Carlos Schubert, Rafael A. Gassón, and Milagro Rinaldi, Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas; Renée M. Bonzani, University of Kentucky
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Excavations at Gaván-complex sites
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Language
eng
Summary
Between 1983 and 1992, the authors conducted an archaeological project that involved five years of survey and excavation in a 450 km2 study region that included portions of the high llanos (savanna grasslands) and adjacent Andean piedmont in the state of Barinas, Venezuela. Fieldwork (in 1983-1988) was followed by four years of laboratory analysis in the Departamento de Antropología at the Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas (IVIC) in Altos de Pipe, state of Miranda. Our project was designed to investigate whether during pre-Hispanic times the study region had witnessed the development of a chiefdom, which we defined as a regional (multivillage) polity led by a paramount chief who ruled from a regional center and presided over a chiefly administration that was centralized but not internally specialized.... Our fieldwork comprised three seasons of regional survey, during the summer months of 1983-1985, followed by two dry seasons (January-May) of excavation in 1986 and 1988. On survey we recorded a total of 103 archaeological sites in our study region that was centered on the Canaguá River valley, extending across the high llanos (savanna grasslands) and adjacent Andean piedmont. Site occupations pertained to two chronological periods: an early period dating to A.D. 300-1000 and a later period dating to A.D. 1000-1850, taking our coverage into the early historic period. We called the earlier of these occupations on the high llanos the Gaván complex, divided into the Early Gaván phase (A.D. 300-550) and the Late Gavaán phase (A.D. 550-1000), the latter of which exhibited many of the characteristics consistent with the expected archaeological manifestations of a chiefly society. There was convincing evidence of a regional hierarchy...
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Spencer, Charles S.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • GN2
  • F2319.1.B3
LC item number
  • .A27 no. 100 2014
  • S64 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • 1938-
  • 1962-
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  • Redmond, Elsa M.
  • Duncan, William N.
  • Berrizbeitia, Emily L. de
  • Sifontes G., Ramón
  • Schubert, Carlos
  • Gassón, Rafael
  • Rinaldi, Milagro
  • Bonzani, Renée M.
Series statement
American Museum of Natural History Anthropological papers
Series volume
no. 100
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  • Indians of South America
  • Chiefdoms
  • Indians of South America
  • Social structure
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Social archaeology
  • Barinas (Venezuela : State)
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A pre-Hispanic chiefdom in Barinas, Venezuela : excavations at Gaván-complex sites, Charles S. Spencer, Curator, Division of Anthropology, American Museum of Natural History; Elsa M. Redmond, Research Associate, Division of Anthropology, American Museum of Natural History ; with contributions by William N. Duncan, Eastern Tennessee State University; Emily L. de Berrizbeitia, Museo de Ciencias Naturales, Caracas; Ramón Sifontes G., Universidad Central de Venezuela; Carlos Schubert, Rafael A. Gassón, and Milagro Rinaldi, Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas; Renée M. Bonzani, University of Kentucky
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  • "Issued November 21, 2014."
  • Local PDF available in high- and low-resolution versions
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 793-808)
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volume
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rdacarrier
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  • still image
  • cartographic image
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  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 3.
  • Catalog of ceramic illustrations ;
  • Chapter 4.
  • Ceramics ;
  • Chapter 5.
  • Surface collections at Gaván-complex sites ;
  • Chapter 6.
  • Excavations at B12 (El Gaván)
  • Volume 2.
  • Chapter 7.
  • Volume 1.
  • Excavations at B97 (Potrero de Elías) ;
  • Chapter 8.
  • Excavations at B26 and B27 ;
  • Chapter 9.
  • Excavations at B21 (Buenos Aires) ;
  • Chapter 10.
  • Excavations at B17 (Flor Amarilla) ;
  • Chapter 11.
  • Conclusions
  • References ;
  • Abstract
  • Appendix A.
  • Gaván-complex burials
  • William N. Duncan and Emily L. de Berrizbeitia ;
  • Appendix B.
  • A trial analysis of use-wear evidence on chipped stone tools
  • Charles S. Spencer and Elsa M. Redmond ;
  • Appendix C.
  • Report on pollen samples 54, 114, and 442
  • Milagro Rinaldi and Elsa M. Redmond ;
  • Appendix D.
  • Acknowledgments
  • Source identifications of stone artifacts
  • Ramón Sifontes G. and Carlos Schubert ;
  • Appendix E.
  • Radiocarbon and thermoluminescence dates from Gaván-complex sites
  • Charles S. Spencer, Elsa M. Redmond, and Rafael A. Gassón ;
  • Appendix F.
  • Analysis of misfired sherds and kiln wasters from B12, B21, and B97
  • Charles S. Spencer and Elsa M. Redmond ;
  • Appendix G.
  • Macrobotanical remains from Gaván-complex sites
  • Introduction ;
  • Renée M. Bonzani
  • Chapter 1.
  • Research design ;
  • Chapter 2.
  • Data structure ;
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
2 volumes (896 pages)
Isbn
9780985201647
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(2 v. set)
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)896485574
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A pre-Hispanic chiefdom in Barinas, Venezuela : excavations at Gaván-complex sites, Charles S. Spencer, Curator, Division of Anthropology, American Museum of Natural History; Elsa M. Redmond, Research Associate, Division of Anthropology, American Museum of Natural History ; with contributions by William N. Duncan, Eastern Tennessee State University; Emily L. de Berrizbeitia, Museo de Ciencias Naturales, Caracas; Ramón Sifontes G., Universidad Central de Venezuela; Carlos Schubert, Rafael A. Gassón, and Milagro Rinaldi, Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas; Renée M. Bonzani, University of Kentucky
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Issued November 21, 2014."
  • Local PDF available in high- and low-resolution versions
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 793-808)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 3.
  • Catalog of ceramic illustrations ;
  • Chapter 4.
  • Ceramics ;
  • Chapter 5.
  • Surface collections at Gaván-complex sites ;
  • Chapter 6.
  • Excavations at B12 (El Gaván)
  • Volume 2.
  • Chapter 7.
  • Volume 1.
  • Excavations at B97 (Potrero de Elías) ;
  • Chapter 8.
  • Excavations at B26 and B27 ;
  • Chapter 9.
  • Excavations at B21 (Buenos Aires) ;
  • Chapter 10.
  • Excavations at B17 (Flor Amarilla) ;
  • Chapter 11.
  • Conclusions
  • References ;
  • Abstract
  • Appendix A.
  • Gaván-complex burials
  • William N. Duncan and Emily L. de Berrizbeitia ;
  • Appendix B.
  • A trial analysis of use-wear evidence on chipped stone tools
  • Charles S. Spencer and Elsa M. Redmond ;
  • Appendix C.
  • Report on pollen samples 54, 114, and 442
  • Milagro Rinaldi and Elsa M. Redmond ;
  • Appendix D.
  • Acknowledgments
  • Source identifications of stone artifacts
  • Ramón Sifontes G. and Carlos Schubert ;
  • Appendix E.
  • Radiocarbon and thermoluminescence dates from Gaván-complex sites
  • Charles S. Spencer, Elsa M. Redmond, and Rafael A. Gassón ;
  • Appendix F.
  • Analysis of misfired sherds and kiln wasters from B12, B21, and B97
  • Charles S. Spencer and Elsa M. Redmond ;
  • Appendix G.
  • Macrobotanical remains from Gaván-complex sites
  • Introduction ;
  • Renée M. Bonzani
  • Chapter 1.
  • Research design ;
  • Chapter 2.
  • Data structure ;
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
2 volumes (896 pages)
Isbn
9780985201647
Isbn Type
(2 v. set)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)896485574

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