Chapter

The Rise of Complex Agro-Pastoral Societies in the Altiplano Period

Charles Stanish

in Ancient Titicaca

Published by University of California Press

Published in print March 2003 | ISBN: 9780520232457
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520928190 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520232457.003.0009
The Rise of Complex Agro-Pastoral Societies in the Altiplano Period

Show Summary Details

Preview

This chapter traces the establishment and growth of complex agro-pastoral societies in the Titicaca Basin during the Altiplano Period. It explains that the collapse of the Tiwanaku state ushered in a period in which agro-pastoral economies dominated the cultural landscape of the Titicaca Basin. The Tiwanaku centers gave way to a highly dispersed settlement pattern when the Titicaca Basin peoples built large refuge sites called pukaras among the many scattered small villages and hamlets.

Keywords: agro-pastoral societies; Titicaca Basin; Altiplano Period; cultural landscape; dispersed settlement; pukaras

Chapter.  16708 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anthropology

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.