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The Wari Empire in the Andean World

Tiffiny A. Tung

in Violence, Ritual, and the Wari Empire

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780813037677
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780813042183 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813037677.003.0003
The Wari Empire in the Andean World

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This chapter gives a summary of the history of Wari studies and the current state of knowledge on the Wari Empire, and also summarizes the archaeological evidence for Wari presence or influence in various parts of the ancient Andes. Three archaeological populations are the focus of this study, and the chapter describes the cultural context for each of them. These include the site of Conchopata in the imperial heartland and the sites of Beringa and La Real in the Majes Valley in southern Peru.

Keywords: Ayacucho; Majes; Conchopata; Beringa; La Real; imperial expansion

Chapter.  10803 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology

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