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Ancient TiticacaThe Evolution of Complex Society in Southern Peru and Northern Bolivia$
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Charles Stanish

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780520232457

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520232457.001.0001

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the Rise of Competitive Peer Polities in the Upper Formative Period

the Rise of Competitive Peer Polities in the Upper Formative Period

(p.137) Chapter 7 the Rise of Competitive Peer Polities in the Upper Formative Period
Ancient Titicaca

Charles Stanish

University of California Press

This chapter traces the emergence of competitive peer polities in the Titicaca Basin during the Upper Formative Period. It explains that the transition from the Middle to the Upper Formative period was marked by the adoption of social and political hierarchies. It suggests that the relationship between autonomous or semiautonomous polities was one means of competition. The archaeological analysis reveals that the Upper Formative sites conform well with our understanding of complex chiefly societies and incipient state societies.

Keywords:   peer polities, Titicaca Basin, Upper Formative Period, social hierarchies, political hierarchies, chiefly societies, incipient state societies

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