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Macro-scale History of the Lake Titicaca Region, Peru and Bolivia: A Synthesis and Comparative Analysis of Settlement Patterns

Author(s): Karl La Favre

Year: 2015

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The Lake Titicaca region of Peru and Bolivia has been extensively surveyed by a number of archaeologists over the past 3 decades, but the accumulated data await systematic synthesis and comparative analysis. This study places the settlement pattern data from a dozen different surveys into a uniform analytic framework that focuses on demographic dynamics and their relationship to political change. Substantial regional variation is apparent in characteristics such as the variability of total population size through time, whereas trends such as changes in rank-size relationships display greater inter-regional synchrony of sometimes surprising patterns.

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Macro-scale History of the Lake Titicaca Region, Peru and Bolivia: A Synthesis and Comparative Analysis of Settlement Patterns. Karl La Favre. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 398355)


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min long: -93.691; min lat: -56.945 ; max long: -31.113; max lat: 18.48 ;

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America