Architecture and Power: Relations on the Wari--Tiwanaku Frontier.

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Donna Nash, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: The Wari Empire expanded and maintained control over many areas in the Andes for nearly four centuries (600– 1000 C.E.). This chapter documents changes in power relations and political institutions on the Wari–Tiwanaku frontier. The settlements of both polities are well documented along their border in the Moquegua Valley of southern Peru whereWari controlled their provincial settlements from the lofty heights of Cerro Ba´ ul.We assess the changing nature of the incorporation of different social groups within theWari political structure of the frontier province over the course of the Middle Horizon. As Tiwanaku social groups joined theWari colony, new sets of public expressions of power emerged, both from within these Tiwanaku groups and from theWari administration itself. By examining artifactual remains and the design of architectural spaces, we elucidate the changing power relations betweenWari, their subject populations, and their Tiwanaku neighbors.

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Language: English
Date: 2004
use of space, multiethnic interaction, state institutions, political organization, empire, Wari empire, Andes, anthropology, architecture

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