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Hillforts of the Ancient Andes: Colla Warfare, Society, and Landscape

Elizabeth N. Arkush

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035260
eISBN:
9780813039107
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035260.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

By AD 1000, the Colla controlled the high-altitude plains near Lake Titicaca in southern Peru. They fought over the region for many centuries before becoming a subject people of the Inca (who ... More


Ancient Titicaca: The Evolution of Complex Society in Southern Peru and Northern Bolivia

Charles Stanish

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520232457
eISBN:
9780520928190
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232457.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

One of the richest and most complex civilizations in ancient America evolved around Lake Titicaca in southern Peru and northern Bolivia. This book is a comprehensive synthesis of four thousand years ... More


Agricultural Terraces as Monumental Architecture in the Titicaca Basin: Their Origins in the Yaya-Mama Religious Tradition

Sergio J. Chávez

in Early New World Monumentality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813038087
eISBN:
9780813043128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813038087.003.0015
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The monumentality of ancient agricultural terraces in the Titicaca Basin can be observed especially on the Copacabana Peninsula, where most hills facing the lake are covered by stone-faced terraces. ... More


Twelfth Century AD: Climate, Environment, and the Tiwanaku State

Lonnie G. Thompson and Alan L. Kolata

in Megadrought and Collapse: From Early Agriculture to Angkor

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780199329199
eISBN:
9780190607920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199329199.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Non-Classical

Climate is a fundamental and independent variable of human existence. Given that 50 percent of the Earth’s surface and much of its population exist between 30oN and 30oS, paleoenvironmental research ... More


Tropical and Subtropical Landscapes of the Andes

Kenneth R. Young and Blanca León

in The Physical Geography of South America

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195313413
eISBN:
9780197562475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195313413.003.0020
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Physical Geography and Topography

The Andes represent Earth’s longest mountain system and include some of the world’s highest peaks. The rugged relief found above 1,000 m elevation produces strong environmental gradients tied to ... More


Introduction

Charles R. Ortloff

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199239092
eISBN:
9780191917493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199239092.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Environmental Archaeology

The purpose of this book is six-fold: . to introduce the technical advances and historical development of selected irrigation-based, hydraulic societies of the pre-Columbian New World (Peru, ... More


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