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A Prehistory of South America

Ancient Cultural Diversity on the Least Known Continent

Dialogue with Europe, Dialogue with the Past

Colonial Nahua and Quechua Elites in Their Own Words

Growing the Taraco Peninsula

Indigenous Agricultural Landscapes

Incidence of Travel

Recent Journeys in Ancient South America​

Indians and Mestizos in the "Lettered City"

Reshaping Justice, Social Hierarchy, and Political Culture in Colonial Peru

Living Ruins

Native Engagements with Past Materialities in Contemporary Mesoamerica, Amazonia, and the Andes

Pedestrian Archaeology in the Great Peruvian City of Wari

Learning about Peruvian archaeology through books, articles, and lectures is one thing, but there is no substitute for seeing an archaeological site on the ground and walking through it. One of my graduate school professors, Pedro Armillas, called this "pedestrian archaeology."

Rituals of the Past

Prehispanic and Colonial Case Studies in Andean Archaeology


The Politics of Production and the Strategies of Everyday Life

The Archaeology of Wak'as

Explorations of the Sacred in the Pre-Columbian Andes

The Longest Poem in the World

The Atacama Desert is the driest desert in the world. Parts of the Atacama have not been splashed by a raindrop in recorded history.

The Poetics of Processing

Memory Formation, Identity, and the Handling of the Dead

Voices from Vilcabamba

Accounts Chronicling the Fall of the Inca Empire

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