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Territoriality in Archaeology


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Table of Contents iii SECTION I: INTRODUCTION Chapter 1. Home Turf: Archaeology, Territoriality, and Politics Parker VanValkenburgh and James F. Osborne 1 SECTION II: ORIGINS AND TRANSITIONS: THE EMERGENCE OF EARLY TERRITORIAL POLITIES Chapter 2. Territoriality and Politics in the Prehistoric and Classical Aegean John L. Bintliff 28 Chapter 3. Grass, Water, Salt, Copper, and Others: Pastoralists Territorial Strategies in Central Sudan Augustin F. C. Holl 39 Chapter 4. Mobility, Territorial Commitments, and Political Organization among Late Bronze Age Polities in Southern Caucasia Alan Greene and Ian Lindsay 54 SECTION III: CONTINGENCY AND VARIABILITY IN POLITICAL TERRITORIALITY Chapter 5. Territorial and Nonterritorial Routes to Power: Reconciling Evolutionary Ecological, Social Agency, and Historicist Approaches Benjamin Chabot-Hanowell and Eric Alden Smith 72 Chapter 6. Monumentality, Territoriality, and Networks during the Middle Preclassic in Northwest Honduras Patricia Urban and Edward Schortman 87 Chapter 7. Settlement, Territory, and the Political Landscape of Late Bronze Age Polities in the Northern Levant Jesse Casana 107 SECTION IV: TERRITORIALITY AND POLITICS IN ANCIENT EMPIRES Chapter 8. Geographies of Power: Territoriality and Empire during the Mesopotamian Iron Age Bradley J. Parker 126 Chapter 9. Conquests of Dharma: Network Models and the Study of Ancient Polities Namita Sugandhi 145 Chapter 10. Shifting Territorialities under the Inka Empire: The Case of the Rapay'an Valley in the Central Andean Highlands Alexis Mantha 164 SECTION V: DISCUSSION Chapter 11. New Territory in Archaeological Theory Norman Yoffee 189 List of Contributors 193

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James F. Osborne (Ph.D. 2011, Harvard University) is an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Johns Hopkins University, director of the Tayinat Lower Town Project, and associate director of the Erbil Plain Archaeological Survey. His current research interests include diaspora in antiquity and the nature of political authority in the Bronze and Iron Ages of the ancient Near East, especially as revealed through spatial analysis of the built environment.Parker VanValkenburgh (Ph.D. 2012, Harvard University) is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Vermont and director of the Proyecto Arqueologico Za~na Colonial. His current research centers on understanding landscape change and political subjectivity in late pre-Hispanic and Spanish colonial Peru.

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