Advances in Titicaca Basin Archaeology-2


Series: Monographs 77
ISBN: 978-1-931745-72-7
Publication Date: Sep 2013
Price: Hb $65, eBook $30
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Alexei Vranich and Abigail R. Levine

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 square kilometers, achieving a basic understanding of settlement patterns and chronology. While large-scale surveys 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 invest energy fruitfully in individual 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.

Table of Contents
  • Ch. 01: Introduction by Alexei Vranich and Charles S. Stanish
  • Ch. 02: Jesús de Machaca before and after Tiwanaku: A Background to Recent Archaeology at Khonkho Wankane and Pukara de Khonkho by John W. Janusek
  • Ch. 03: Late Formative Period Spatial Organization at Khonkho Wankane, Bolivia by Scott C. Smith
  • Ch. 04: Excavations of a Late Formative Patio Group at Khonkho Wankane, Bolivia by Erik J. Marsh
  • Ch. 05: The Stone Stelae of Khonkho Wankane: Inventory, Brief Description, and Seriation by Arik Ohnstad
  • Ch. 06: Pukara de Khonkho: Preliminary Analysis of a Pacajes Hilltop Settlement by Jennifer M. Zovar
  • Ch. 07: Demographic Dimensions of Tiwanaku Urbanism by Matthew Bandy
  • Ch. 08: What Would Celebrants See? Sky, Landscape, and Settlement Planning in the Late Formative Southern Titicaca Basin by Leonardo Benítez
  • Ch. 09: State of the Fish: Changing Patterns in Fish Exploitation and Consumption duringTiwanaku (AD 500–1100) in Iwawi, Bolivia by José M. Capriles
  • Ch. 10: The Tiwanaku of A. F. Bandelier by Nicholas Bentley
  • Ch. 11: A Radiocarbon Chronology of the Pumapunku Complex and a Reassessment of the Development of Tiwanaku, Bolivia by Jason Yaeger and Alexei Vranich
  • Ch. 12: Reexamining Tiwanaku’s Urban Renewal through Ground-Penetrating Radar and Excavation: The Results of Three Field Seasons by Michele L. Koons
  • Ch. 13: Excavation and Analysis of Human Skeletal Remains from a New Dedicatory Offering at Tiwanaku by John W. Verano
  • Ch. 14: Human Skeletal Remains from Bandelier’s 1895 Expedition to the Island of the Sun by Christina Torres-Rouff