Albarracin-Jordan, Juan V. Prehispanic and early Colonial settlement patterns in the lower Tiwanaku valley, Bolivia

Table of Contents

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Chapter 1 Introduction

Organization And Content Of The Chapters

Chapter 2 The Study Area

Geological Formation

Lake Titicaca

The Taraco Formation

The Southern Mountain Range (tiwanaku Serranía)


Microenvironmental Distribution

Upper Colluvium Zone (ucz)

Lower Colluvium Zone (lcz)

Springs And Grass Zone (sgz)

Alluvial Plain (ap)

Lake Zone (lz)

Terrace Zone (tz)

Intermontane Zone (iz)

Chapter 3 Historiography, Land Tenure, And Modern Land Use

Modern Communities Of The Lower Tiwanaku Valley





Land Tenure And Modern Land Use

Chapter 4 History Of Research

The Colonial Period: Early Phase (1532-1660)

The Colonial Period: Late Phase (1660-1825)

Republican Period (1825-1903)

Republican Period (1903 To The Present)

The Pilot Survey Of 1988

Chapter 5 Theoretical Considerations And Field Methods

The Ayllu And Aymara Political Thought

Models Of Social Organization: Archaeological Implications

The “urban Revolution” Model

The “altiplano” Model

The “centralized Bureaucracy” Model

The “local Autonomous” Model

Field Methods

Systematic Survey

Mapping, Systematic Intensive Surface Collections, And Excavations

Ceramic Sequence

Aymara Perception Of The Past

Chapter 13 Early Pacajes (a.d. 1100-1470)


Settlement Pattern

The Petroglyphs Of Hak’e Kayu

Panel 1

Panel 2

Panel 3

Panel 4

Panel 5

Panel 6

Panel 7

Panel 8

Panel 9

Panel 10

Panel 11

Panel 12

Excavations At Lv-23 (pukara)

Cultural Continuity And Change

Chapter 14 Pacajes-inka (a.d. 1470-1540)


Settlement Pattern

Lv-25 (guaqui [pacajes-inka])

Lv-118 (iru Parque)

Lv-75 (copagira)

Lv-164 (sullkamarka)

Settlement System

Chapter 15 Late Pacajes (a.d. 1540-1600)


Settlement Pattern

Settlement System

Chapter 16 Summary And Conclusions

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Title: Prehispanic and early Colonial settlement patterns in the lower Tiwanaku valley, Bolivia

Published By: Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms International, 1992 [1997 copy]. xix, 400 p.: ill. maps

By line: by Juan V. Albarracin-Jordan

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 1998. Computer file

Culture: Aymara Kingdoms (SF50)

Subjects: Organization and analysis of results of research (128); Climate (132); Topography and geology (133); Ceramic technology (323); Settlement patterns (361); Visual arts (5311); Archaeological measures, techniques, and analyses (910); Chronologies and culture sequences (911);

Abstract: This is a study of some of the major archaeological sites in the lower Tiwanaku Valley on the Bolivian side of the Titicaca Basin. Chapters 2-5 of this work are concerned with general issues, such as geography of the region, history, and theoretical considerations, while chapters 6-15 focus specifically on the data. In this latter group, the first part of each chapter presents a brief description of the ceramics of the cultural period, followed by an analysis of the settlement pattern, which, in turn, provides the foundation for a discussion of the settlement system (p. 3). The archaeological data for preceramic, formative and Tiwanaku i-v periods have not been indexed in this document since they represent a time frame pre-dating the temporal focus of the file (1100 A.D. - early 1600s). These sections represent pages 84-271 of the text.

Document Number: 1

Document ID: sf50-001

Document Type: component part(s) monograph

Language: English


UM 9422799

Thesis (Ph.D.) -- Southern Methodist University, 1992

Includes bibliographical references (p. 376-400)

pages 84-271 are not included

Field Date: ca. 1987

Evaluation: Archaeologist-5

Analyst: John Beierle; 1997

Coverage Date: 1100 A.D. - early 1600s

Coverage Place: Lower Tiwanaku Valley, Bolivia

LCSH: Indians of South America--Antiquities


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