For nearly a millennium, the pre-Hispanic, pre-Inca state of Tiwanaku
was one of the great centers of an Andean civilization which extended
from today's southern Peru to northern Argentina. Its capital,
located high in the Andes, was believed for many years to be merely a
ceremonial gathering place. In this volume, Kolata and his
colleagues assert that Tiwanaku actually supported a large population
that prospered for centuries using raised-field agriculture and
document the ongoing archaeological and paleoecological research in
the Lake Titicaca Basin of Bolivia. B&w photographs.
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