Ancient Tiwanaku (Case Studies in Early Societies)

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Ancient Tiwanaku (Case Studies in Early Societies)

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Rating : 4.37 (741 Votes)
Asin : 0521016622
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 362 Pages
Publish Date : 2017-03-14
Language : English


. II (Alan Kolata ed., Smithsonian Institution, 2003), and The Changing 'Nature' of Tiwanaku Religion (World Archaeology 38, 2006). His theoretical interests include: human agency/identity, power relations, urbanism, space and place, ritual practice, and household archaeology. He currently directs an interdisciplinary research project at

"Janusek succeeds in synthesizing existing research on Tiwanaku in an impressively solid wayThis book is a valuable contribution to Tiwanaku scholarship, setting a benchmark for the newer generation of students and scholars." --Mathieu Viau-Courville, Sainsbury Research Unit, University of East Anglia, UK

In the first major synthesis on the subject in nearly fifteen years, John Wayne Janusek explores Tiwanaku civilization in its geographical and cultural setting, tracing its long rise to power, vast geopolitical influences, and violent collapse.. Nearly a millennium before the Inca forged a pan-Andean empire in the South American Andes, Tiwanaku emerged as a major center of political, economic, and religious life on the southern shores of Lake Titicaca. Ancient Tiwanaku synthesizes a wealth of past and curr