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  • 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...

  • Under a Watchful Eyeby Harry Walker

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    What does it mean to be accompanied? How can autonomy and a sense of self emerge through one?s involvement with others? This book examines the formation of self among the Urarina, an Amazonian people of lowland Peru. Based on detailed ethnography, the analysis highlights the role of intimate but asymmetrical attachments and dependencies which begin... 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... 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...

  • Townshipsby Michael Martone; Raymond Bial

    University of Iowa Press 1992; US$ 32.95

    Twenty-five of the Midwest's best poets, fiction writers, and essayists combine their talents in a collection of essays that describe the townships of the region. more...

  • The Lost Regionby Jon K. Lauck

    University of Iowa Press 2013; US$ 35.00

     The American Midwest is an orphan among regions. In comparison to the South, the far West, and New England, its history has been sadly neglected. To spark more attention to their region, midwestern historians will need to explain the Midwest’s crucial roles in the development of the entire country: it helped spark the American Revolution... more...

  • Grand Excursions on the Upper Mississippi Riverby Curtis C. & Elizabeth M. Roseman & Roseman

    University of Iowa Press 2009; US$ 24.00

    n June 1854 the Grand Excursion celebrated in festive style the completion of the Chicago and Rock Island Railroad to the Mississippi River. Hundreds of dignitaries including newspaper editors and other journalists; politicians; academics, writers and artists; business and industry leaders; and railroad officials were among those who traveled by rail... 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...