Jose R. Oliver
This monograph is a biography of Colin McEwan (1951–2020). It reflects on his substantial contributions to the archaeology and anthropology of Latin America. It shows how he came to be the consummate scholar he was and how his life experiences and education shaped his persona and ultimately forged The Complete Americanist from Scotland that he became. His hunger for knowledge and understanding of the Americas, past and present, led McEwan to explore and conduct research in diverse Latin American localities, from the frigid landscape of Tierra del Fuego, to the humid tropical rainforests of Colombia, from the islands on the Pacific coast of Ecuador, to the mountains of the Peruvian Andes, and beyond in Central America, Mesoamerica, and the Caribbean. As curator and head of the Americas section in the Department of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas of the British Museum (1993–2012), he skillfully introduced a broad international public to the richness and diversity of ancient Latin American civilizations through his spectacular and well-researched exhibitions As director of Pre-Columbian Studies at Dumbarton Oaks (2012–2019), he developed a research project entitled Art from Central America and Colombia (2014–2017), consisting of intense international workshops to contextualize, problematize, and shed new light on the Robert W. Bliss collections. This begat (in 2018) another ambitious project titled Waves of Influence–Revisiting Costal Connections between Northwest South America and Mesoamerica. McEwan was driven by a deep need to share his knowledge of Pre-Columbian America with everyone, from indigenous groups and the general public, to research fellows, students, and academic specialists. His many publications have left their mark and are enumerated in the bibliography incorporated into this monograph. This biography captures not just Colin McEwan as the central subject, but also a generation of diverse actors, encapsulating an era in the history of anthropology and archaeology.
Northeast Conference on Andean Archaeology and Ethnohistory (NCAAE) Statement on Sexual harassment and Community Values
Monica Barnes, Richard L. Burger, Lucy Salazar, Lisa DeLeonardis, David Fleming, Dan Sandweiss, Parker VanValkenburgh, and Matthew Velasco
This is a statement on sexual harassment and community values signed by eight members of the Northeast Conference on Andean Archaeology and Ethnohistory (NCAAE)
Patrick Henry Carmichael and Alana Cordy-Collins
Maritime resources played a significant economic role in the prehistoric coastal communities of Central and Northern Peru, and, prior to the current study, it was reasonable to assume they were equally important on the South Coast. In the 1980s, researchers postulated that the Nasca culture of the Early Intermediate Period was a state-level society based on inland agriculture, heavily augmented by aquatic foodstuffs gathered and processed at coastal settlements. Carmichael calls this the Nasca Maritime Hypothesis. It envisioned permanent, ocean front towns providing massive amounts of marine resources to inland centers, in exchange for agricultural produce. The research reported here was designed to test this hypothesis by means of a systematic ground survey covering a fifteen kilometer wide strip back from the shores, stretching from the north end of the Bahía de la Independencia to the southern boundary of the Bahía San Nicolás, a two hundred kilometer straight-line distance more than doubled by the winding coastline, and covering all of the coastlands opposite the inland valleys of Ica and Nazca. In the process, sites from all time periods were recorded, and all ecological zones within the study area were sampled, providing the first comprehensive overview of human exploitation in this region through time.
Chronological Listing of Papers Presented at The Northeast Conference on Andean Archaeology and Ethnohistory, First to Thirty-eighth meetings
Richard E. Daggett and Monica Barnes
This is a chronological list of the papers presented at the Northeast Conference on Andean Archaeology and Ethnohistory from 1982 through 2019.
Carol J. Mackey and Andrew J. Nelson
This is a report on Inca burials excavated at the site of Farfán on Peru’s North Coast. Farfán was excavated by Carol J. Mackey from 1999 until 2004. Bioarchaeologist Andrew J. Nelson analyzed the human remains recovered. An important provincial center, Farfán was occupied successively by the Lambayeque, Chimu, and Inca cultures. This monograph postulates that female Inca burials at Farfán were those of aqlla, the “chosen women”, virgins who played important roles variously as weavers of fine cloth and brewers of chicha, as high status brides of important men, as religious officiants, and as the victims of human sacrifices. Farfán is one of only three sites where aqlla burials have been scientifically excavated. Tomb architecture is revealed and grave goods are illustrated and analyzed. Included is a complete inventory of ceramics recovered and analyses of textiles and camelid bones, as well as isotopic studies.
Richard E. Daggett
In this monograph, Richard E. Daggett elucidates the life and work of pioneering Peruvian archaeologist Julio C. Tello. He emphases the influence that national and professional politics had upon Tello, often setting up obstacles that had to be overcome. Daggett bases himself largely on contemporary newspaper accounts.
Perspectives on Andean Prehistory and Protohistory: Papers from the Third Annual Northeast Conference on Andean Archaeology and Ethnohistory
Daniel H. Sandweiss, D. Peter Kvietok, Patricia Netherly, Michael A. Malpass, Dwight T. Wallace, Richard E. Daggett, John R. Topic, Tom D. Dillehay, Lawrence Kaplan, Elizabeth Bonnier, Coreen E. Chiswell, Stuart V. Arnold, and Monica Barnes
This volume represents eight of the eighteen papers presented at the Third Northeast Conference on Andean Archaeology and Ethnohistory held at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst on October 27 and 28, 1984. It also includes a paper presented at the Second NCAAE held at the American Museum of Natural History on November 19-20, 1983. The papers include: "Wandering Shellfish: New Insights from Southeastern Coastal Ecuador" by Patricia Netherly, "Late Prehistoric Terracing at Chijra in the Collca Valley, Peru: Preliminary Report I" by Michael A. Malpass, "The Topara Tradition: An Overview" by Dwight T. Wallace, "The Peruvian North Central Coast During the Early Intermediate Period: An Emerging Perspective" by Richard E. Daggett, "A Sequence of Monumental Architecture from Huamanchuco" by John R. Topic, "Duality in Public Architecture in the Upper Zena Valley" by Patricia J. Netherly and Tom D. Dillehay, "Piruru: A Preliminary Report on the Archaeological Botany of a Highland Andean Site" by Lawrence Kaplan and Elisabeth Bonnier, "Analysis of Organic Remains from Huamachuco Qollqas" by Coreen E. Chiswell, "Aspects of Casting Practice in Prehispanic Peru" by Stuart V. Arnold, and Representations of the Cosmos: A Comparison of the Church of San Cristobal de Pampachiri with the Coricancha Drawing of Santacruz Pachacuti Yamqui Salcamaygua" by Monica Barnes.
Recent Studies in Andean Prehistory and Protohistory: Papers from the Second Annual Northeast Conference on Andean Archaeology and Ethnohistory
D. Peter Kvietok, Daniel H. Sandweiss, Michael A. Malpass, Richard E. Daggett, Dwight T. Wallace, Anne-Louise Schaffer, Elizabeth P. Benson, Charles S. Spencer, Elsa M. Redmond, Gordon C. Pollard, and George Kubler
The contributions in this volume represent nine of the twenty-three papers presented at the Second Annual Northeast Conference on Andean Archaeology and Ethnohistory (NCAAE) held at the American Museum of Natural History on November 19-20, 1983. Papers include "The Preceramic and Formative Period Occupations in the Cordillera Negra: Preliminary Report" by Michael A. Malpass, "The Early Horizon--Early Intermediate Period Transition: A View from the Nepena and Viru Valleys" by Richard E. Daggett, "Paracas in Chincha and Pisco: A Reappraisal of the Ocucaje Sequence" by Dwight T. Wallace, "Impressions in Metal: Reconstructing Burial Context at Loma Negra, Peru" by Anne-Louise Schaeffer, "The Moche Moon" by Elizabeth P. Benson, "Archaeological Investigation in the Andean Piedmont and High Llanos of Western Venezuela: A Preliminary Report" by Charles S. Spencer and Elsa M. Redmond, "Pachacamac--An Andean Oracle Under Inca Rule" by Thomas C. Patterson, "The Spanish League and Inca Sites: A Reassessment of the Itinerary of Juan de Matienzo through N.W. Argentina" by Gordon C. Pollard, and "Written Sources on Andean Cosmogony" by George Kubler.
Investigations of the Andean Past: Papers from the First Annual Northeast Conference on Andean Archaeology and Ethnohistory
Daniel H. Sandweiss, Michael A. Malpass, Thomas C. Patterson, Joan M. Gero, Rebecca R. Stone, Richard E. Daggett, Allison C. Paulsen, Christine C. Brewster-Wray, Lynda E. Spickard, William H. Isbell, Cheryl Daggett, T. McGreevy, R. Shaughnessy, Joel Rabinowtiz, and Paul Dillon
The papers included in this volume represent fourteen of the twenty-three original papers presented at the First Annual Northeast Conference on Andean Archaeology and Ethnohistory held at Cornell University on November 13th and 14th, 1982. The papers are: "The Preceramic Occupations of the Casma Valley, Peru" by Michael A. Malpass, "The Historical Development of a Coastal Andean Social Formation in Central Peru, 6000 to 500 B.C." by Thomas C. Patterson, "Stone Tools in Ceramic Contexts: Exploring the Unstructured" by Joan M. Gero, "Possible Uses, Roles, and Meanings of Chavin-style Painted Textiles of South Coast Peru" by Rebecca R. Stone, "Megalithic Sites in the Nepena Valley, Peru" by Richard E. Daggett, "Huaca del Loro Revisited: The Nasca-Huarpa Connection" by Allison C. Paulsen, "Spatial Patterning and the Function of a Huari Architectural Compound" by Christine C. Brewster-Wray, "The Development of Huari Administrative Architecture" by Lynda E. Spickard, "Aspects of State Ideology in Huari and Tiwanaku Iconography: The Central Deity and the Sacrificer" by Anita G. Cook, "Shared Ideology and Parallel Political Development: Huari and Tiwanaku" by William H. Isbell, "Casma Incised Pottery: An Analysis of Collections from the Nepena Valley" by Cheryl Daggett, "High Altitude Land Use in the Huamachuco Area" by T. McGreevy and R. Shaughnessy, "La Lengua Pescadora: the Lost Dialect of Chimu Fishermen" by Joel Rabinowitz, and "The Chancas of Angaraes: 1450(?)--1765" by Paul H. Dillon.