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Advances in Titicaca Basin Archaeology-2 

Edited by Alexei Vranich and Abigail Levine

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ISBN: 978-1-931745-72-7

Publication Date: September 2013

Series: Monograph 77

Price: $65.00

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This volume, the second in a series of studies on the archaeology of the Titicaca Basin, serves as an excellent springboard for broader discussions of the roles of ritual, authority, coercion, and the intensification of resources and trade for the development of archaic states worldwide.

Over the last hundred years, scholars have painstakingly pieced together fragments of the incredible cultural history of the Titicaca Basin, an area that encompasses over 50,000 km2, achieving a basic understanding of settlement patterns and chronology. While large-scale surveys will need to continue and areas will need to be revisited to further refine chronologies and knowledge of site-formation processes, the maturation of the field now allows archaeologists to fruitfully invest energy in single locations and specialized topics. The contributions in this volume focus on the southern region of the Basin, the area that would become the core of the Tiwanaku heartland. 

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Table of Contents:

    • Chapter 1 - Introduction by Alexei Vranich and Charles S. Stanish
    • Chapter 2 - Jésus de Machaca before and after Tiwanaku: A Background to Recent Archaeology at Khonkho Wankane and Pukara de Khonkho by John W. Janusek
    • Chapter 3 - Late Formative Period Spatial Organization at Khonkho Wankane, Bolivia by Scott C. Smith
    • Chapter 4 - Excavations of a Late Formative Patio Group at Khonkho Wankane, Bolivia by Erik J. Marsh
    • Chapter 5 - The Stone Stelae of Khonkho Wankane: Inventory, Brief Description, and Seriation by Arik T. Ohnstad
    • Chapter 6 - Pukara de Khonkho: Preliminary Analysis of a Pacajes Hilltop Settlement by Jennifer M. Zovar
    • Chapter 7 - Demographic Dimensions of Tiwanaku Urbanism by Matthew Bandy
    • Chapter 8 - What Would Celebrants See? Sky, Landscape, and Settlement Planning in the Late Formative Southern Titicaca Basin by Leonardo Benítez
    • Chapter 9 - State of the Fish: Changing Patterns in Fish Exploitation and Consumption during Tiwanaku (AD 400–1100) in Iwawi, Bolivia by José M. Capriles
    • Chapter 10 - The Tiwanaku of A. F. Bandelier by Nick Bentley
    • Chapter 11 - A Radiocarbon Chronology of the Pumapunku Complex and a Reassessment of the Development of Tiwanaku, Bolivia by Jason Yaeger and Alexei Vranich
    • Chapter 12 - Reexamining Tiwanaku’s Urban Renewal through Ground-Penetrating Radar and Excavation: The Results of Three Field Seasons by Michele L. Koons
    • Chapter 13 - Excavations and Analysis of Human Skeletal Remains from a New Dedicatory Offering at Tiwanaku by John W. Verano
    • Chapter 14 - Human Skeletal Remains from Bandelier’s 1895 Expedition to the Island of the Sun by Christina Torres-Rouff
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