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Ref ID: 30708
Ref Type: Journal Article
Authors: Knudson, K. J.
Price, T. D.
Buikstra, J. E.
Blom, D. E.
Title: The use of strontium isotope analysis to investigate Tiwanaku migration and mortuary ritual in Bolivia and Peru
Date: 2004
Source: Archaeometry
Abstract: Strontium isotope analysis is applied in South America for the first time in order to investigate residential mobility and mortuary ritual from AD 500 to 1000. While Tiwanakustyle artefacts are spread throughout Bolivia, southern Peru and northern Chile during this time, the nature of Tiwanaku influence in the region is much debated. Human skeletal remains from the site of Tiwanaku and the proposed Tiwanaku colony of Chen Chen have been analysed to test the hypothesis that Tiwanaku colonies, populated with inhabitants from Tiwanaku, existed in Peru. Strontium isotope analysis supports this hypothesis by demonstrating that non-local individuals are present at both sites.
Date Created: 6/15/2004
Volume: 46
Number: 1
Page Start: 5
Page End: 18