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Charles S Stanish


Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1985

Office: Fowler A207/A322-A
Phone: (310) 267-5579
Fax: 310-206-4723
E-mail: stanish@anthro.ucla.edu

Mailing Address:

Cotsen Institute of Archaeology
308 Charles E Young Dr. North
A210 Fowler Building/Box 951510
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1510

Curriculum Vitae

Class Websites

UCLA Appointments

Department of Anthropology and Director, Cotsen Institute

Research Interests

Andean archaeology, complex society, political economy

Research Summary

The Lake Titicaca Basin in highland Peru and Bolivia represents one of the great centers of preindustrial civilization in the world. Our survey and excavations along the shores and on the islands of Lake Titicaca have uncovered numerous sites that span more than six millennia of human occupation. Recently, we have been excavating the remains of a house from the seventh to ninth century AD on the Island of Esteves, near the northern shore of the lake. This architecture was associated with a large pyramid and temple complex that was the center of the Tiwanaku (ca. AD 400-1000) state's provincial administration of this territory. The high quality of pottery and other objects associated with this house complex indicates that it was inhabited by an elite group, possibly Tiwanaku administrators or artisans.

Additional Links

The Programa Collasuyu Archive

Taraco Photos

Inca Archaeology

NPR Interview

Ancient Titicaca: The Evolution of Complex Society in Southern Peru and Northern Bolivia (University of California Press, January 2003)

Islands of the Sun and the Moon

Department of Anthropology Faculty Page

Coming Soon: The Don Collier Project

Selected Publications

Publications in PDF format are located here

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