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Violence, Ritual, and the Wari EmpireA Social Bioarchaeology of Imperialism in the Ancient Andes$
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Tiffiny A. Tung

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780813037677

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813037677.001.0001

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The Wari Empire in the Andean World

The Wari Empire in the Andean World

(p.24) 3 The Wari Empire in the Andean World
Violence, Ritual, and the Wari Empire

Tiffiny A. Tung

University Press of Florida

This chapter gives a summary of the history of Wari studies and the current state of knowledge on the Wari Empire, and also summarizes the archaeological evidence for Wari presence or influence in various parts of the ancient Andes. Three archaeological populations are the focus of this study, and the chapter describes the cultural context for each of them. These include the site of Conchopata in the imperial heartland and the sites of Beringa and La Real in the Majes Valley in southern Peru.

Keywords:   Ayacucho, Majes, Conchopata, Beringa, La Real, imperial expansion

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