A New Reconstruction of the Tiwanaku Temple of Omo, Moquegua, Peru
A talk by Paul S. Goldstein
Department of Anthropology, University of California, San Diego; Pre-Columbian Fellow 2012-2013, Dumbarton Oaks, Washington D.C.
April 12, 2013, 3:00 PM in 3106 Posvar (the Anthropology Lounge)
Understanding monumental public architecture is critical to the debate over many complex societies. In the altiplano homeland of the Tiwanaku civilization, poor preservation of the temples has limited insight into their visual impact, use patterns, and the function and affiliation of constituent space. What did the Tiwanaku monuments look and feel like when they were in use? Were they the seat of a central state cult or were they shared by a variety of constituent groups? This talk will address findings from the 2010-2012 excavations and consider the significance of access patterns and the affiliation and function of Tiwanaku ritual and social space.
Location and Address
3106 WWWPH - Anthropology Lounge