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By Kent V Flannery

During this quantity, the authors current an unique ethnographic learn of 5 llama herding groups in Ayacucho, Peru. info on herd dynamics are subjected to laptop modeling so as to assessment the jobs of biology, symbolic and formality habit, ecological version, and useful cause. The e-book comprises the main certain learn of the waytakuy llama marking rite but to be had. The function of this rite in combating herds from going to extinction is evaluated opposed to anthropological and sociobiological concept. this can be an interdisciplinary e-book will attract specialist archaeologists, prehistorians, cultural anthropologists, Andeanists, theoretical biologists, evolutionary biologists, and zoologists drawn to animal domestication.

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