The 1973 Seminar on The Lacustrine Kingdoms in the Titicaca Basin

Author(s): Mario Rivera

Year: 2018


Co-organized by John V. Murra and Luis G. Lumbreras, this seminar was planned as an international and interdisciplinary study on the Lacustrine Kingdoms around the Titicaca basin (Lupaqa and Paqajes), and their interaction towards the western lowlands. Murra and Lumbreras were able to gather a group of leading Andeanists and students from Bolivia, Peru, Chile, Ecuador, Canada, and the U.S. who worked in the field for almost three months in Southern Peru, Northern Chile, and Bolivia. The Seminar, defined as a scholarly exercise to investigate about how the vertical archipelago thesis worked from the core area out became one of the most important attempt to integrate different research strategies dealing with ethnohistorical and historical documents, archaeological investigations, and ethnography. It represents a turning point in the development of Andean studies that contributed to advance further knowledge and theoretical issues about the Andean world.

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The 1973 Seminar on The Lacustrine Kingdoms in the Titicaca Basin. Mario Rivera. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 445309)

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min long: -82.441; min lat: -56.17 ; max long: -64.863; max lat: 16.636 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 20639