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Corporeal Icons of Wari Imperialism: Human Trophy Heads and Their Representations

Tiffiny A. Tung

in Violence, Ritual, and the Wari Empire: A Social Bioarchaeology of Imperialism in the Ancient Andes

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037677
eISBN:
9780813042183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037677.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter describes the 21 human trophy heads recovered from Conchopata, examining how they more fully explicate the role of militarism and violence in the Wari Empire, and comparing strontium ... More


Violence, Ritual, and the Wari Empire: A Social Bioarchaeology of Imperialism in the Ancient Andes

Tiffiny A. Tung

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037677
eISBN:
9780813042183
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037677.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The Wari Empire was one of the first politically centralized civilizations in the New World, governing various parts of the Peruvian Andes between ad 600 and 1000. This study of human skeletons ... More


Nasca Trophy Head Origins and Ancient DNA

Kathleen Forgey

in The Bioarchaeology of the Human Head: Decapitation, Decoration, and Deformation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813035567
eISBN:
9780813041766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035567.003.0012
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter focuses on the origins of culturally modified human crania, or “trophy heads,” from the Early Nasca phases (ad 1–450) of the Nasca culture (ad 1–750) of the South Coast of Peru, where ... More


Violence against Women: Differential Treatment of Local and Foreign Females in the Heartland of the Wari Empire, Peru

Tiffiny A. Tung

in The Bioarchaeology of Violence

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041506
eISBN:
9780813043876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041506.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Previous studies of iconographic and skeletal evidence suggest that a Wari (AD 600-1000) military class in the Peruvian Andes engaged in the capture of prisoners from both local and foreign locales. ... More


The Nasca Culture: Civilization in the Desert

Christina A. Conlee

in Beyond the Nasca Lines: Ancient Life at La Tiza in the Peruvian Desert

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813062020
eISBN:
9780813051857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062020.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The Nasca culture of the Early Intermediate Period was the first large, complex, regional integrated society centered in the region. This chapter explores the nature of complexity during the Nasca ... More


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