Introduction: Geopolitical Boundaries in Andean Prehistory

Melissa A. Vogel

in Frontier Life in Ancient Peru

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780813037967
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780813042176 | DOI:
Introduction: Geopolitical Boundaries in Andean Prehistory

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This chapter describes the concepts of frontiers and border zones, and the relationship between these aspects of political geography and the built environment. The case study of Cerro la Cruz is introduced, as is the problem of investigating frontiers and border zones in the archaeological record.

Keywords: geopolitics; borders; frontiers; boundaries; Andes; Peru

Chapter.  5384 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology

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