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Manq'asiñani: Political Dimensions of Foodways on the Taraco Peninsula, Bolivia during the Formative and Tiwanaku Periods

Author(s): Maria Bruno ; Katherine Moore ; José Capriles ; Andrew Roddick ; Melanie Miller

Year: 2016

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Summary

Multi-year excavations at four sites on the Taraco Peninsula, Bolivia have produced rich plant, faunal, ceramic, and isotopic data that shed light on early foodways in the Lake Titicaca Basin of the Andes. In this paper, we explore the roles food played for the various political entities that emerged and subsided throughout the Formative (1500 BC-AD 400) and Tiwanaku (AD400-1100) periods. From the small, autonomous village polities of the earlier Formative periods to larger, political centers under the sway of the Tiwanaku state: how was food prepared and served in public spaces and how did it articulate or diverge from daily foodways? How did certain elements such as ingredients, preparation, and presentation vary across these periods and influence the way political structures motivated local participation and interactions?


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Manq'asiñani: Political Dimensions of Foodways on the Taraco Peninsula, Bolivia during the Formative and Tiwanaku Periods. Maria Bruno, Katherine Moore, José Capriles, Andrew Roddick, Melanie Miller. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 404211)


Keywords

General
andes Food

Geographic Keywords
South America


Spatial Coverage

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