Women's Roles in Ancient Civilizations: A Reference Guide

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Women in the Ancient Andes

Susan A. Niles


TIMELINE

(dates are approximate)

before 3000 B.C.E. Lithic period: earliest hunter-gatherers in the
Andes
3000-1800 Pre-ceramic period: earliest civilizations
1800 B.C.E.-200 C.E. Initial period and Early Horizon: established civiliza-
tions, first empires
800-200 B.C.E. Chavin culture
200-600 C.E. Early intermediate period: flourishing civilizations on
coast and in highlands, such as the Moche civilization
600-1000 Middle Horizon: expansionist empires at Huari and Ti-
ahuanaco
1000-1476 Late intermediate period: diverse civilizations
1476-1532 Late Horizon: Inca empire dominates the Andes
1471-1471 Reign of Pachacuti
1471-1496 Reign of Topa Inca
1496-1528 Reign of Huayna Capac
1532 Spanish conquest begins

In considering the role of women in the Precolumbian civilizations of the Andes, scholars are bound by the kinds of sources available, which are quite different from those available to scholars working in the ancient

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Copyright Acknowledgments v
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations ix
  • Introduction xi
  • Further Reading xvii
  • Part I - Asia: the Far East 1
  • 1 - Women in Ancient China 2
  • Notes 32
  • Further Reading 34
  • 2 - Women in Ancient India 35
  • Part II - Asia: the near East 83
  • 4 - Women in Ancient Mesopotamia 85
  • 5 - Women in the Ancient Levant 115
  • Part III - Africa 153
  • 6 - Women in Ancient Egypt 155
  • 7 - Women in Ancient West Africa 188
  • Part IV - The Mediterranean 217
  • 8 - Women in Ancient Greece 218
  • 9 - Women in the Ancient Roman World 257
  • Part V - The Americas 291
  • 10 - Women in Ancient Mesoamerica 292
  • 11 - Women in the Ancient Andes 313
  • Further Reading 361
  • Glossary 363
  • Index 367
  • About the Contributors 387
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