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  • 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...

  • Ancient Nasca Settlementby Helaine Silverman

    University of Iowa Press 1753; US$ 60.00

    Nasca society arose on the south coast of Peru two thousand years ago and evolved over the course of the next seven hundred years. Helaine Silverman's long-term, multistage work on the south coast of Peru has established her as one of the world's preeminent authorities on this brilliant and enigmatic civilization.  Ancient Nasca Settlement... more...

  • Cahuachi in the Ancient Nasca Worldby Helaine Silverman

    University of Iowa Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    Ever since its scientific discovery, the great Nasca site of Cahuachi on the south coast of the Central Andes has captured the attention of archaeologists, art historians, and the general public. Until Helaine Silverman's fieldwork, however, ancient Nasca culture was seen as an archaeological construct devoid of societal context. Silverman's long-term,... more...

  • Ethnic Heritage in Mississippiby Shana Walton; Barbara Carpenter

    University Press of Mississippi 2012; US$ 40.00

    Throughout its history, Mississippi has seen a small, steady stream of immigrants, and those identities--sometimes submerged, sometimes hidden--have helped shape the state in important ways. Amid renewed interest in identity, the Mississippi Humanities Council has commissioned a companion volume to its earlier book that studied ethnicity in the state... more...

  • Crossroads at Clarksdaleby Françoise N. Hamlin

    The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 24.99

    Crossroads at Clarksdale: The Black Freedom Struggle in the Mississippi Delta after World War II more...

  • Anthropological History of Andean Politiesby John V. Murra; Nathan Wachtel; Jacques Revel

    Cambridge University Press 1986; US$ 37.00

    It combines the perspectives of archaeology, anthropology and history to present a complex view of Andean societies over various millenia. more...

  • Customizing Indigeneityby Shane Greene

    Stanford University Press 2009; US$ 19.95

    Customizing Indigeneity follows the Aguaruna on their paths to becoming leaders of Peru's Amazonian movement, revealing both their creative cultural agency and the constraints of contemporary indigenous movement politics along the way. more...

  • We End in Joyby Angela Fordice Jordan; Marshall Ramsey

    University Press of Mississippi 2012; US$ 25.00

    We End in Joy: Memoirs of a First Daughter offers an extraordinary perspective on public life in an intimate account from the daughter of a highly controversial southern governor and a widely beloved first lady.Angela Jordan enjoyed a comfortable and quiet life in Vicksburg, the small southern town in which she was reared. She was a thirty-five-year-old... more...