Andean Past is a peer-reviewed, open-access, green route, numbered publication series dedicated to research in the archaeology and ethnohistory of western South America. However, short research reports, obituaries, and autobiographies are subject to editorial review only. Although Andean Past focuses on precolumbian times, it includes articles on the colonial period that enhance understanding of indigenous cultures before 1492. Andean Past encourages data-based submissions, contributions to the history of Andean archaeology, papers grounded in environmental archaeology, fresh interpretations supported by accompanying data, interim and field reports, and the publication of short documents.

Current Volume: Volume 12 (2016)

Front Matter

Table of Contents




Obituaries Andean Past 12
Monica Barnes, A. Jorge Arellano-Lopez, and Bill Sillar



Obsidian Procurement and Cosmopolitanism at the Middle Horizon Settlement of Conchopata, Peru
Richard L. Burger, Catherine M. Bencic, and Michael D. Glascock


Demographic Analysis of a Looted late Intermediate Period Tomb, Chincha Valley, Peru
Camille Weinberg, Benjamin T. Nigra, Maria Cecilia Lozada, Charles S. Stanish, Henry Tantalean, Jacob Bongers, and Terra Jones

Research Reports


Research Reports Andean Past 12
David Chicoine, Beverly Clement, Kyle Stitch, Catherine M. Bencic, Alejandro Chu, Monica Barnes, Simon Urbina, Leonor Adan, Constanza Pellegrino, Estefania Vidal, and Alina Álvarez Larrain

Authors' Addresses


Monica Barnes
Daniel H. Sandweiss
Associate Editor
Ruth Anne Phillips