Archaeological Interpretations

“Tackles one of the most difficult problems in prehistoric archaeology: How can we approach an emic point of view? That is, how can we come to know how the participants in a given extinct, nonliterate culture saw themselves and understood their world? The authors do this with considerable success.”—Monica Barnes, editor, Andean Past “In seeking to … Continue reading Archaeological Interpretations

Maritime Communities of the Ancient Andes

“A landmark volume for the study of Andean maritime communities and an essential addition to the bookshelves of all archaeologists, historians, and anthropologists interested in fishing societies.”—Yuichi Matsumoto, Yamagata University “Long overdue. A valuable resource for understanding past and present research on Andean maritime communities and their differing roles in greater Andean societal development.”—Mary Glowacki, … Continue reading Maritime Communities of the Ancient Andes

Andean Ontologies

“A wonderful book. We learn about a wide range of Andean worldviews, which the authors present through the lens of the ontological turn. Rich with detail and nuance, this volume offers past and present ways of living in the Andean cultural world.”—Christine A. Hastorf, coauthor of Heads of State: Icons, Power, and Politics in the Ancient … Continue reading Andean Ontologies

Southeast Inka Frontiers

"An important contribution to the study of ancient empires and processes of imperial expansion through an in-depth study of the southeastern Inka frontier in current-day Bolivia."--Elizabeth N. Arkush, author of Hillforts of the Ancient Andes: Colla Warfare, Society, and Landscape "A fascinating case study of interactions on an imperial frontier in a region that is … Continue reading Southeast Inka Frontiers

Society for American Archaeology 2015

Last week, director Meredith Morris-Babb and our office manager Cindy Laukert traveled to San Francisco to take part in the Society for American Archeology's 80th annual meeting! We displayed a ton of archaeology and anthropology books at our booth. If you want to see at all of the books we displayed, we've created a virtual booth. You can even … Continue reading Society for American Archaeology 2015

Provincial Lifestyles in the Andes

Negotiated Settlements: Andean Communities and Landscapes under Inka and Spanish Colonialism by Steven A. Wernke Pubdate: 2/26/13 The stepped terraces of the beautiful Colca Valley in southern Peru have been farmed by ordinary Andean people for hundreds of years. These pastoral groups had to deal with some drastic changes from the fifteenth through seventeenth centuries, as … Continue reading Provincial Lifestyles in the Andes