By Alf Hornborg, Jonathan D. Hill

"A significant contribution to Amazonian anthropology, and doubtless a course changer." -J. Scott Raymond,University of Calgary

A transdisciplinary collaboration between ethnologists, linguists, and archaeologists, Ethnicity in historical Amazonia strains the emergence, enlargement, and decline of cultural identities in indigenous Amazonia. Hornborg and Hill argue that the tendency to hyperlink language, tradition, and biology--essentialist notions of ethnic identities--is a Eurocentric bias that has characterised mostly erroneous causes of the distribution of ethnic teams and languages in Amazonia. The proof, despite the fact that, indicates a way more fluid courting between geography, language use, ethnic identification, and genetics.

In Ethnicity in historical Amazonia, prime linguists, ethnographers, ethnohistorians, and archaeologists interpret their study from a special nonessentialist point of view to shape a extra actual photo of the ethnolinguistic range during this quarter. Revealing how ethnic identification building is continually in flux, members express how such approaches may be traced via diversified ethnic markers equivalent to pottery kinds and languages. students and scholars learning lowland South the US could be in particular , as will anthropologists intrigued by way of its state of the art, interdisciplinary method.

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D14 For Arybbas of Molossia ca. 342. Four fragments of white ~~rble. Fragment (a), which is probably fr~m the Akropolis, ts from the top of the stele. It is now in the National Museum, Athens (=NM 2948), and was first published by SvoRONos, Td 'EBvlxov MovaEfov, Ipl. clxxxxi and p. 658 no. 415. It comprises the left half of an upper relief and the very top part of the inscribed surface. The relief depicts a charioteer driving his team towards the right, with a second figure in the · c~ariot. It is carved in a recessed panel (as are the reliefs on the steiai for Euphron of S1kyon (D24 + 38) and Herodoros (D68)).

115, and KIRCHNER as JG n_. 226. They have since been joined physically to (d), a fragment from the Akropolis apotheke ( = Akrop. No. 1356), which contains the bas-relief. The unified fragm~~t (b) + (c) + (d) has both edges reserved in part. They are very-badly worn now, buf probably were smooth dressed ~riginally. The original back is also preserved, but its position in the Museum precludes examination. 035 m, there IS a recessed bas-rehef. his is preserved almost entire, and it depicts (at the left) a four-hor~ed chario~, upon whic~ is mounted the winged figure of Nike, moving left, and behind this (to the nght) a followmg horse and rider.

D 18). Line 3 : (24) a left upright. Line 4 : (23) a left upright. Line 5 : (24) the upright strokes of eta are visible; (25) the lower part of a left sloping stroke. Line 6 : (23) a left sloping stroke ; (24) the top of a left upright. Line 7 : (18) the shadowy outline of the sloping strokes of alpha ; (20) ·a right upright. If the regular form de; was employed in this formula, the line must be assumed to have had an additional letter. Alternatively, the form Ee; could have been used (erroneously or otherwise).

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