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  • Indians and Mestizos in the "Lettered City"by Alcira Duenas

    University Press of Colorado 2011; US$ 60.00

    Through newly unearthed texts virtually unknown in Andean studies, Indians and Mestizos in the "Lettered City" highlights the Andean intellectual tradition of writing in their long-term struggle for social empowerment and questions the previous understanding of the "lettered city" as a privileged space populated solely by colonial elites. Rarely acknowledged... more...

  • Die diskursstrategische Bedeutung des Nachfelds im Deutschenby Hélène Vinckel; Prof. Dr. Martine Dalmas

    Deutscher Universitätsverlag 2007; Not Available

    Hélène Vinckel versteht unter 'Nachfeld' die Position nach einem syntaktischen "Grenzsignal", die unter anderem durch 'rechtsverschobene' bzw. 'adjungierte' verbfreie Konstituenten besetzt werden kann. Der Hauptakzent liegt auf der Beschreibung und Erörterung der kommunikativ-pragmatischen und diskursstrategischen Funktionen solcher Nachfeldbesetzungen,... more...

  • Early Settlement and Subsistence in the Casma Valley, Peruby Shelia Pozorski; Thomas Pozorski

    University of Iowa Press 1987; US$ 24.95

    The Casma Valley of Peru?s north central coast contains the largest New World structure of its time period---2500 to 200 BC---as well as one of the densest concentrations of early sites. In this detailed and thought-provoking volume, Sheila and Thomas Pozorski date each major early site, assess this important valley?s diet and subsistence changes through... more...

  • Life And Death At Palomaby Jeffrey Quilter

    University of Iowa Press 1989; US$ 29.95

    Life and Death at Paloma, when published in 1989, was the first in-depth treatment of burials from a preagricultural South American village. It remains a valuable resource used by students and scholars of Andean archaeology. Jeffrey Quilter analyzes the life of Paloma's people during the transition from a hunting-gathering-fishing way of life to a... more...

  • Provincial Incaby Michael A. Malpass

    University of Iowa Press 1993; US$ 51.95

    The Inca empire of Tawantinsuyu spanned almost 2,000 miles of enormous environmental variety, from coastal deserts to high-altitude grasslands. In less than a century, without wheeled vehicles or animals that could be ridden, the Incas conquered cultures that differed as tremendously as their environments. From agriculture-based polities with an elaborate... more...

  • Pikillactaby Gordon F. McEwan

    University of Iowa Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    The origin of the first Andean imperial state has been the subject of lively debate for decades. Archaeological sites dating to the Peruvian Middle Horizon time period, a.d. 540 to 900, appear to give evidence for the emergence of an expansive empire that set the stage for the development of the later Inca state. This archaeological investigation of... more...

  • Prairieby Suzanne Winckler

    University of Iowa Press 2004; US$ 17.50

    Suzanne Winckler?s goal is to encourage travelers to get off the highways, out of their cars, and onto North America?s last remaining prairies. She makes this adventure as easy as possible by providing exact driving directions to the more than three hundred sites in her guide. She also includes information about size, management, phone numbers, and... more...

  • Distant Provinces in the Inka Empireby Michael A. Malpass; Sonia Alconini

    University of Iowa Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    Contributors to this cutting-edge volume incorporate the interaction of archaeological and ethnohistorical research with archaeobotany, biometrics, architecture, and mining engineering, among other fields. The geographical scope of the chapters-which cover the Inka provinces in Bolivia, in southeast Argentina, in southern Chile, along the central and... more...

  • Andean Expressionsby George F. Lau

    University of Iowa Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    Flourishing from A.D. 1 to 700, the Recuay inhabited lands in northern Peru just below the imposing glaciers of the highest mountain chain in the tropics. Thriving on an economy of high-altitude crops and camelid herding, they left behind finely made artworks and grand palatial buildings with an unprecedented aesthetic and a high degree of technical... more...

  • Weaving a Futureby Elayne Zorn

    University of Iowa Press 2004; US$ 26.00

     The people of Taquile Island on the Peruvian side of beautiful Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the Americas, are renowned for the hand-woven textiles that they both wear and sell to outsiders. One thousand seven hundred Quechua-speaking peasant farmers, who depend on potatoes and the fish from the lake, host the forty thousand... more...