Colonialism and its legacies have emerged as one of the most important research topics in anthropology. Nine archaeologists analyse the assumptions that have constrained previous studies of colonialism and demonstrate that colonization was common in early Old and New World state societies - an important strategy by which people gained access to critical resources.
The contributors examine early Old World colonization efforts by Mesopotamia, Phoenicia, Greece and Rome, the establishment of foreign enclaves by indigenous New World states, such as Teotihuacan, Wari, Tiwanaku and Inca, and the better-known European colonial expansion.
North America: School for Advanced Research Press
Paperback: 462 pages Publisher: James Currey (12 July 2005) Language: English ISBN-10: 0852559801 ISBN-13: 978-0852559802