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978-1-4985-8964-2 • Paperback • December 2021 • $39.99 • (£31.00)
978-1-4985-8963-5 • eBook • January 2020 • $38.00 • (£29.00)
Mary Glowacki is state archaeologist of Florida.
Gordon F. McEwan is former professor of anthropology at Wagner College.
Chapter 1 Pikillacta, Huaro and the Wari Presence in Cuzco
Chapter 2 The Wari Elite, What We Know from Cuzco
Chapter3 Evidence of Wari Warfare in the Cuzco Region
Chapter 4 Wari Decline, Cotocotuyoc, and the Beginning of the Late Intermediate Period
Chapter 5 The Bioarchaeology of Wari Collapse in Cuzco, Peru: A Study of Health and Trauma from the Middle Horizon–Late Intermediate Period Transition at Cotocotuyoc
Chapter 6: Reassessing the Post-Wari Pottery Sequence in Cuzco, Peru
Chapter 7 The Identity of the Archaeological Cultures using the Lucre Style and Their Relationship to the Inca
Chapter 8 Choquepuquio Construction Technology: The Wari Legacy
The Middle and Late Horizons in the ancient Andes were periods of broad political expansions and dramatic social change. The Wari Civilization and Their Descendants is perhaps the first book to try to connect these eras in one region, showing us how the demise of the Wari in Cuzco can be linked to the rise of the Incas a few hundred years later. A must-read for those interested in how states rose and fell in the pre-Columbian world.
— Justin Jennings, Royal Ontario Museum
This eye-opening book offers new data on the extensive and enduring Wari imperial presence in the Cuzco region. Mary Glowacki and Gordon McEwan have edited an important volume that will compel many Andean archaeologists to reconsider their interpretive approach to the Wari civilization, the first pre-Hispanic empire that preceded the Inca civilization in the pre-Columbian Andes, and contemplate the role Cuzco played in the empire’s development. All readers who have studied prehistoric empires, from scholars of Andean antiquity to students, will welcome this skillfully researched and well-written discussion of imperial rulers in the provinces and elite classes in early state societies.
— Miłosz Giersz, University of Warsaw