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Tiwanaku and Its Hinterland

Archaeology and Paleoecology of an Andean Civilization Volume 2: Urban and Rural Archaeology

Alan L. Kolata


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The book presents, for the first time, a rich body of empirical data on the chronology of the Tiwanaku state; the nature of the social and political relationships between the city and its hinterland; the form and meaning of its monumental and elite architecture; and the texture of everyday life in its residential quarters. Kolata concludes this monumental study with a chapter that places the organization and historical dynamics of Tiwanaku society into a broader theoretical framework that has great salience for archaeological interpretation throughout the Americas.

Smithsonian Books, 9781588340542, 528pp.

Publication Date: January 17, 2003

About the Author

ALAN L. KOLATA is an anthropology professor at the University of Chicago.