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  • Heads of Stateby Denise Y Arnold; Christine A Hastorf

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    The human head has had important political, ritual and symbolic meanings throughout Andean history. Scholars have spoken of captured and trophy heads, curated crania, symbolic flying heads, head imagery on pots and on stone, head-shaped vessels, and linguistic references to the head. In this synthesizing work, cultural anthropologist Denise Arnold... more...

  • The Metamorphosis of Headsby Denise Y. Arnold; Juan de Dios Yapita

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2006; US$ 28.95

    Since the days of the Spanish Conquest, the indigenous populations of Andean Bolivia have struggled to preserve their textile-based writings. This struggle continues today, both in schools and within the larger culture. The Metamorphosis of Heads explores the history and cultural significance of Andean textile writings--weavings and kipus (knotted... more...

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