Archaeological Approaches to Peripheries

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:
Archaeological Approaches to Peripheries

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This chapter presents the theoretical history behind the concepts of frontiers and border zones as utilized by political geography and archaeology. These concepts are situated within the framework of core–periphery interactions, which in turn developed out of world-systems analyses generated in economics. The application of these concepts to the built environment is discussed, as are several case studies from the Andean world.

Keywords: peripheries; frontiers; border zones; Inca

Chapter.  6060 words. 

Subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology

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