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Ritual is Power? Late Archaic Small-Scale Ceremonial Architecture in the Central Andes
This dissertation describes the results of fieldwork to investigate 3rd millennium B.C. temples on the coast of Peru. Field methodologies were designed to examine the changing nature of ritual practices performed by early ...
Social Identities and State Collapse: A Diachronic Study of Tiwanaku Burials in the Moquegua Valley, Peru
Taking the disintegration of the Tiwanaku state (ca. AD 1000) as an example, this thesis investigates how local communities respond to state collapse. Archaeological research on collapse has largely focused on its economic ...
Haven Geographies and the Indigenous Prestige Economies of Spanish Colonial Philippines
At the start of Spanish colonization many Philippine islanders chose to flee to the rugged terrain of the mountains and neighboring islands free from the crown’s reach. These rugged landscapes served as havens with minimal, ...