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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 First State of Tiwanaku

The First State of Tiwanaku

(p.165) Chapter 8 The First State of Tiwanaku
Ancient Titicaca

Charles Stanish

University of California Press

This chapter focuses on Tiwanaku, the first state in the Titicaca Basin region. In the seventh century ad Tiwanaku represented the first fully developed archaic state in the Titicaca Basin. It expanded rapidly after the collapse of Pucara in 400 ad Tiwanaku incorporated or added several areas to its territories and by 800–900 ad, it dominated a large area across the south-central Andes. By 1100 ad, Tiwanaku had declined as a regional power, a process that set the cultural stage for the rise of the Aymara señoríos.

Keywords:   Tiwanaku, Titicaca Basin, archaic state, Pucara, regional power, cultural stage, Aymara señoríos

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