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Archaeology of Formative Ecuador

Archaeology of Formative Ecuador

A Symposium at Dumbarton Oaks, 7 and 8 October 1995

Edited by J. Scott Raymond and Richard L. Burger

ISBN 9780884022923

Publication date: 01/01/2003

No single symposium or volume could do justice to the amount of information now available on Ecuadorian prehistory. This volume and the symposium on which it was based are devoted, therefore, to the archaeology of Formative Ecuador in order to bring new information on one of the most important periods of the region’s past to the attention of New World scholars.

While the volume includes two chapters on ideology and iconography, the focus is distinctly archaeological, with an emphasis on the fundamentals of archaeological science, including settlement patterns, subsistence, health, and ceramic variability.


  • Richard L. Burger is the Charles J. MacCurdy Professor of Anthropology at Yale University and Curator of South American Archaeology at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History.

Book Details

  • 576 pages
  • 6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches
  • Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection