Visit ‘s Alan L. Kolata Page and shop for all Alan L. Kolata books. Check out pictures See search results for author “Alan L. Kolata” in Books. Tiwanaku and Its Hinterland: Archaeology and Paleoecology of an Andean Civilization Volume 2: Urban and Rural Archaeology (Smithsonian Series in. Alan L. Kolata is the author of Valley of Spirits ( avg rating, 10 ratings, 1 review, published ), Ancient Inca ( avg rating, 7 ratings, 0 re.

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Together this material speaks directly to the theme of this volume: Portrait of an Kklata Civilization more. Sunny Distinguished Service Professor of Anthropology and of Social Sciences in the College Kolata Leads ongoing interdisciplinary research projects studying human-environment interactions over the past years in the Lake Titicaca basin of Bolivia, on the north coast of Peru and most recently in Thailand and Cambodia.

Glacial outwash, marked by high sedimentary magnetic susceptibility, increased from c. Social TheoryPaleoclimatologyand Tiwanaku. Schwartz and John J. The author draws on kolzta evidence throughout the region, Click here to sign up. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Although the archaeology of Tiwanaku has been discussed and commented upon continuously since the days of Max Uhle, the number of substantive field projects designed to explore systematically the nature of the Tiwanaku polity is unfavorably disproportionate to the slew of speculation that currently passes for our understanding of that ancient state.

This book is an exploration of years of Tiwanakan history, from the first appearance of their settlement around the shores of Lake Titicaca to their contemporary descendants in the Andes.

Significant primary evidence that the Environmental thresholds and the empirical reality of state collapse: Home People Faculty Alan L. When sedimentation resumed, a glacial foreland or super-puna flora is represented in which Polylepis was a significant element.

In the Realm of the Four Quarters more. We address the social organization of raised field farming in one region of the Lake Titicaca Basin of the Qlan altiplano, Bolivia.


To his credit, Roorda deftly combines diplomatic sources with those of the military which allow him to draw a dark-hued picture of US-Dominican relations as diplomats were losing power to the military when the Archaeology and Cultural Collapse Theory. Art from Sacred Landscapesedited by Richard F. History of the Inca Realm more. Raised-field agricultural systems were exploited extensively by pre-Columbian Andean civilizations and now are used less extensively by contemporary Bolivian and Peruvian farmers as a method for farming the perennially wet soils of the intermontane pampas of the Andean high altiplano.

Development in Thailand and Cambodia more. Help Center Find new research papers in: The analysis concludes that enhanced heat storage capacity was an essential design element of raised field agriculture in the Andean altiplano, and that this thermal effect served to mitigate the chronic hazard of frost damage to maturing crops in this rigorous environment.

Log In Sign Up. Binford Kopata Research The American Historical Review. These data support the theory that pre-Hispanic agricultural prosperity of the Andes, as well as other regions of Central and South America, was partially supported by extensive development of raised-field agriculture and probable exploitation of nitrogen fixation.

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From Early Agriculture to Angkor Contributor 4 copies. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. A hy- pothesized advantage of the raised-field system is that agricultural production can be increased by exploiting the ability of bacteria and Azolla fililculoides to fix nitrogen in the canals adjacent to the planting platforms. Sparse super-puna vegetation existed before 30, cal yr B. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

Andean Archaeology and Environmental Archaeology.

The elevated planting platforms raise the critical rooting zone of crops such as potatoes, quinoa, or barley above perennially saturated soils. Significant primary evidence that the state of Tiwanaku systematically reclaimed immense tracts of now abandoned agricultural and around the borders of Lake Titicaca is adduced and evaluated.



English Choose a language for shopping. To test this hypothesis, nitrogen fixation was estimated in situ in the water column of canals, in the soils of planting platforms, in the soils of a dry hillside field, and in the sediments and water column of marshes and totora beds.

Archaeology and Paleoecology of an Andean Civilization more. Valley of the Spirits: Kolata primary aalan only Author division Alan L. A View kolaata the Heartland” American Antiquity 51 4: In the context of pre-industrial societies, two social processes with the greatest potential impact on the environment and on changing human-environmental interaction are urbanization and the development of diversi ed, regional-scale production systems such as intensive agriculturepastoralism and exploitation of maritime resources.

I Agree This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and if not signed in for advertising. Understanding the problem of how pre-industrial systems were sustained or failed in the context of interrelated social and environmental crises is an interdisciplinary objective, one that requires the integration of analytical techniques and theoretical frameworks of both the natural and social sciences as delineated in this study.

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Journal kolat the Steward Anthropological Society Vol. Agricultural Foundations of the Tiwanaku State more. Low to High Price: I conclude that Tiwanaku was a dynamic, expansive state based squarely on an effective, surplus-producing system of intensive agriculture that the intensification of agricultural production through large scale reclamation of flat, seasonally inundated land along the margins of Lake Titicaca was a kopata economic strategy of the Tiwanaku state, and that this strategy was devised and managed by a hierarchically organized, central government.

Kolata is currently considered a “single author. Archaeology and Field Archaeology.