Donna Nash

There are 19 included publications by Donna Nash :

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ACME “Asentamientos en Cerro Mejía” II Temporada 2010 1412 El Proyecto Arqueológico “Asentamientos en Cerro Mejía – II Temporada” (ACME), dirigido por la Dra. Donna Nash (R.N.A. Nº CN-9848) y la Lic. Mónika Barrionuevo (R.N.A. Nº BB-0228), fue aprobado según Resolución Directoral Nacional Nº 863/INC del 1...
Archaeometric Approaches to defining sustainable Governance: Wari Brewing Traditions and the Building of Political Relationships in Ancient Peru 2019 39 Utilizing archaeometric methods, we evaluate the nature of production of feasting events in the ancient Wari state (600–1000 CE). Specifically, we focus on the fabrication of ceramic serving and brewing wares for the alcoholic beverage chicha de moll...
Architecture and Power: Relations on the Wari--Tiwanaku Frontier. 2004 1592 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 ...
Beyond Collapse: Archaeological Perspectives on Resilience, Revitalization, and Transformation of Complex Societies [book review] 2017 44 This edited volume is the product of Carbondale’s Visiting Scholar Conference Series. This eclectic collection of 20 chapters considers the collapse and resilience of complex societies. I group the papers thematically since space prohibits a descript...
Burning down the Brewery: Establishing and Evacuating an Ancient Imperial Colony at Cerro Baúl, Peru 2005 1457 Before the Inca reigned, two empires held sway over the central Andes from anno Domini 600 to 1000: the Wari empire to the north ruled much of Peru, and Tiwanaku to the south reigned in Bolivia. Face-to-face contact came when both colonized the Moque...
Craft Production as an Empowering Strategy in an Emerging Empire 2019 116 The activities associated with palaces provide clues to understanding the strategies leaders in prehistoric polities used to accrue power. Controlling craft specialists who make prestige goods is one such tactic. Many models presume preciosities were...
El Establecimiento de Relaciones de Poder a través del Uso del Espacio Residencial en la Provincia Wari de Moquegua. 2012 1611 El imperio wari fue un Estado expansivo que incorporó a diversos grupos de los Andes peruanos desde 600 d. C. hasta 1000 d. C. En general, la elite estatal wari estableció relaciones asimétricas con algunas organizaciones políticas regionales, pero...
Fine Dining and Fabulous Atmosphere: Feasting Facilities and Political Interaction in the Wari Realm 2010 47 Recently, Andean archaeologists have stressed that feasts were important events in the development of complex political formations because these events were where relations of power were established, maintained, and renegotiated (Cook and Glowacki 20...
The First New Chronicle and Good Government: On the History of the World and the Incas up to 1615 2012 5165 A review of The First New Chronicle and Good Government: On the History of the World and the Incas up to 1615. By Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala. Translated and edited by Roland Hamilton. (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2009. xxiv + 363 pp., forewor...
Ground Based Lidar of Ancient Andean Agricultural Systems 2013 30 The geomorphology of arid southern Peru has been sculpted by an impressive anthropogenic landscape: kilometers of desert transformed into agricultural terraces abandoned for the past 500 and 1000 years; these include the Inka (1450-1532 CE) agricultu...
Household Archaeology in the Andes 2009 3046 Data from domestic contexts can be used to address significant anthropological research questions. Archaeological investigations in the Andes (areas once incorporated into the Inka empire, including northwestern Argentina, highland Bolivia, northern ...
The Oxford Handbook of the Incas. Sonia Alconini & R. Alan Covey, editors [book review] 2019 52 In The Oxford Handbook of the Incas, Alconini and Covey bring together perspectives from archaeologists, art historians, and historians to present current understandings of the Inca Empire and its long-term legacy. The volume is divided into eight se...
Plotting Abandonment: Excavating a Ritual Deposit at the Wari Site of Cerro Baúl 2019 79 Ritual was an effective power building strategy in many archaic states and early empires. In this paper we describe the ritual abandonment of a palace residence at the Wari site of Cerro Baúl in southern Peru. This exclusive ritual event brought prov...
Powerful Places in the Ancient Andes. Justin Jennings & Edward Swenson, editors [book review] 2019 32 The remains of monumental mounds and the skeletons of large-scale irrigation systems, which transformed vast swaths of coastal and highland terrain, have captured the interests of Andean archaeologists asking an array of questions for more than 50 ye...
Pre-Columbian Studies of Ritual and Religion: Place, Power, Practice and Ontology [book review] 2017 55 This essay reviews the following works:Social Identities in the Classic Maya Northern Lowlands: Gender, Age, Memory, and Place. By Traci Ardren. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2015. Pp. ix + 210. $22.95 paper. ISBN: 9780292768116.The Archaeology ...
Proyecto Arqueológico ACME “Asentamientos en Cerro Mejía” 2008 1948 El Proyecto Arqueológico “Asentamientos en Cerro Mejía 2008 (ACME), dirigido por la Dra. Donna Nash (R.N.A. Nº CN-4898) y la Lic. Mónika Barrionuevo (R.N.A. Nº BB-0228), fue aprobado según Resolución Directoral Nacional Nº 840/INC del 24 de Junio ...
Sighting the apu: A GIS Analysis of Wari Imperialism and the Worship of Mountain Peaks 2006 1403 In the Andes, prominent mountains are revered as earthly spirits that protect, but may also punish, their human constituents. These apu were often linked to distant ancestors and are considered the most important local deities. During the phase of th...
Surface Architecture Scanning of Archaeological Sites with Ground Based Lidar in Southern Peru 2013 37 Ground based LiDAR scanning provides an innovative technique for investigating partially buried architectural structures in Southern Peru. In this paper, we evaluate the potential of ground-based LiDAR for elucidating the nature of archaeological str...
Vernacular versus state housing in the Wari Empire: Cosmological clashes and compromises 2016 44 The Andean Wari state expanded in the early 7th century CE. Wari built imperial style complexes in several provincial areas to house state representatives, but many members of subject groups also would have experienced these buildings as occupants or...