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The Archaeology of Wak'as: Explorations of the Sacred in the Pre-Columbian Andes (2015)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Uploaded by: Chelsea Walter

In this edited volume, Andean wak'as—idols, statues, sacred places, images, and oratories—play a central role in understanding Andean social philosophies, cosmologies, materialities, temporalities, and constructions of personhood. Top Andean scholars from a variety of disciplines cross regional, theoretical, and material boundaries in their chapters, offering innovative methods and theoretical frameworks for interpreting the cultural particulars of Andean ontologies and notions of the...

Neutron Activation Analysis of Ceramics from Peru
PROJECT Uploaded by: Matthew Boulanger

This project contains data on 166 ceramic specimens from various sites in Peru. The data were produced at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory between the late 1960s and mid 1970s. All of the specimens were provided to the laboratory from the collections of the Lowie Museum.

Peru Ceramics: Chemical and Descriptive Data (2014)
DATASET Matthew Boulanger. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

This spreadsheet contains elemental abundances, descriptions, and archaeological contexts for the ceramic specimens analyzed by LBNL. Elemental abundances were determined using neutron activation analysis. All values are in parts per million (ppm). Zero (0) values indicate missing values. All descriptive and contextual data are derived from LBNL paper records. Coordinates of archaeological sites have been added when possible.

Peru: Incidents of Travel and Exploration in the Land of the Incas (1877)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Ephraim George Squier.

"Peru: Incidents and Exploration in the Land of the Incas" is E. George Squier's detailed account of his extensive travels in Peru and his investigation of many large archaeological sites during his appointment as US Commissioner to Peru in the mid-1860's. The main objective of Squier's work was, as he professed, to "illustrat[e] Inca civilization from its exisiting monuments" (Squier 1877: 4). The following excerpts from the book's introduction summarize Squier's accounts. "At that time a...

Peruvian Ceramics: Photographs (2011)
IMAGE Matthew Boulanger. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

These images show the individual sherds from Peru analyzed by neutron activation at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). Photographs were taken at LBNL and scanned by the Archaeometry Laboratory at MURR. Individual files were named according to the official catalog numbers of each image assigned by the Graphic Arts Department at LBNL.