Research/Publications

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Below is a list of my publications (after the book image), most of which can be downloaded as .pdf’s.  If you have trouble downloading an article, email me and I’ll send you a copy. <t.tung at vanderbilt.edu>

My book is available for purchase at University Press of Florida or Amazon.   2012. Tung, Tiffiny A. Violence, Ritual, and the Wari Empire: A Social Bioarchaeology of Imperialism in the Ancient Andes. University Press of Florida.

Paperbook version now available for $24.95. University Press of Florida

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2014.   Agency, ‘Til Death do Us Part? Inquiring about the Agency of Dead Bodies from the Ancient Andes. Cambridge Archaeological Journal, Vol. 24 (3), 437-452. PDF

2014.  Tung TA.  Making Warriors, Making War: Violence and Militarism in the Wari Empire. In Embattled Bodies, Embattled Places: War in Pre-Columbian America, Eds. AK Scherer and JW Verano. Dumbarton Oaks Library: Washington D.C. p. 229-258.  PDF coming soon.

2014.   WY Yepez, J Jennings, TA Tung.  La Real: Un Contexto Funerario Influenciado por los Wari en el Sur Peruano. InAndes, No. 9. Nuevas Perspectivas en la organización política Huari. Boletín del Centro de Estudios Precolombinos de la Universidad de Varsovia. Eds. Milosz Giersz and Krysztof Makowski.

2013.  Tung TA.  Gender-based Violence in the Wari and Post-Wari Eras of the Andes. In The Routledge Handbook of the Bioarchaeology of Human Conflict. Eds. C Knüsel and M Smith. Routledge Press.  pp. 333-354. PDF coming soon.

2013. Arkush E and Tung TA. Patterns of War in the Andes from the Archaic to the Late Horizon: Insights from Settlement Patterns and Cranial Trauma. Journal of Archaeological Research, 21:307-369. PDF

2013.  Lewis C and Tung TA. Methodological and Ethical Considerations when Sampling Human Osteological Remains. In The Dead Tell Tales: Essays in Honor of Jane E. Buikstra, Ed., MC Lozada and B O’Donnabhain. Cotsen Institute of Archaeology. p. 24-30.

2013. Tung TA.  Bio-antropología y condiciones de vida. In Wari en Arequipa? Análisis de los contextos funerarios de La Real. Eds. W Yepez Alvarez and J Jennings.  Universidad Católica de Santa Maria.p. 233-259.  PDF coming soon.

2012. Dillehay TD, Bonavia D, Goodbred S, Pino M, Vasquez V, Rosales Tham T, Conklin W, Splitsoser J, Piperno D, Iriarte J, Grobman A, Levi-Lazzaris, G, Moreira D, Lopez M, Tung TA, Titelbaum A, Verano J, Adovasio J, Cummings L, Bearez P, Dufour E, Tombret O, Ramirez M, Beavins R, DeSantis L, Rey I, Mink P, Maggard G, Franco T. Chronology, moundbuilding and Environment at Huaca Prieta, coastal Peru, from 13,700 to 4,000 years ago. Antiquity 86:48-70.

2012.  Tung TA.  Violence against Women: Differential Treatment of Local vs. Foreign Females in the Heartland of the Wari Empire, Peru. In Bioarchaeology of Violence. Eds. D Martin, R Harrod, and VR Pérez. University Press of Florida, p. 180-198.

2012. Tung TA. Violence, Ritual, and the Wari Empire: A Social Bioarchaeology of Imperialism in the Ancient Andes. University Press of Florida. (Book info above.)

2012. Tung TA. Bioarchaeology of Migration. Society for American Archaeology Record, Vol. 12(3):42-45. PDF

2012. Harper NK and TA Tung. Burial Treatment Based on Kinship?: The Hellenistic-Roman and Venetian-Period Tombs in the Malloura Valley. In Crossroads and Boundaries: The Archaeology of Past and Present in the Malloura Valley, Cyprus. Eds. MK Toumazou, PN Kardulias, and DB Counts. PDF

2011. Tung TA and KJ Knudson.  Identifying Locals, Migrants, and Captives in the Wari Heartland: A Bioarchaeological and Biogeochemical Study of Human Remains from Conchopata, Peru. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 30:247-261.   PDF

2011. Knudson KJ and TA Tung. Investigating Regional Mobility in the Southern Hinterland of the Wari Empire: Biogeochemistry at the Site of Beringa, Peru. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 145:299-310. PDF

2010.  Tribbet  A and TA Tung. Dental Health and Diet in a Post-Wari Population in the Andes. Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Journal 6(1):1-6. PDF

2010.    Tung TA and KJ Knudson. Childhood Lost: Abductions, Sacrifice, and Trophy Heads of Children in the Wari Empire of the Ancient Andes. Latin American Antiquity 21(1):44-66. PDF

2009 Kemp BM, TA Tung, and M Summar. Genetic Continuity after the Collapse of the Wari Empire: Mitochondrial DNA Profiles from Wari and Post-Wari Populations in the Ancient Andes. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 140:80-91. PDF

2008  Tung TA. Violence after Imperial Collapse: A Study of Cranial Trauma among Late Intermediate Period Burials from the Former Huari Capital, Ayacucho, Peru. Nawpa Pacha. 29:101-118.  PDF

2008  Tung TA and KJ Knudson. Social Identities and Geographical Origins of Wari Trophy Heads from Conchopata, Peru. Current Anthropology, 49(5):915-925 + online supplement.  PDF

2008  Tung TA. Bioarchaeological Contributions to the Study of Migration and Diaspora Communities: Case Studies from the Central Andes in the Middle Horizon. In Handbook of South American Archaeology, eds. H Silverman and W Isbell. New York: Springer Press, 671-680. PDF

2008 Tung TA. Dismembering Bodies for Display: A Bioarchaeological Study of Trophy Heads from the Wari Site of Conchopata, Peru. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 136:294-308. PDF

2007 Tung TA. Trauma and Violence in the Wari Empire of the Peruvian Andes: Warfare, Raids, and Ritual Fights.American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 133:941-956. PDF

2007  Tung TA, M Cabrera, J Ochatoma. Cabezas Trofeo Wari: Rituales del Cuerpo en el Recinto Ceremonial en “D” de Conchopata. Revista de Investigacion. Universidad Nacional de San Cristobal de Huamanga, Peru. Vol 15(2):216-227.  PDF

2007 Tung TA. The Village of Beringa at the periphery of the Wari Empire: A Site Overview and New Radiocarbon Dates. Andean Past, Volume 8:253-286. PDF

2007 Stojanowski CM, CS Larsen, TA Tung, and BG McEwan. Biological Structure and Health Implications from Tooth Size at Mission San Luis de Apalachee. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 132:207-222. PDF

2007 Knudson KJ and TA Tung. Using Archaeological Chemistry to Investigate the Geographic Origins of Trophy Heads in the Central Andes. In Archaeological Chemistry: Analytical Techniques and Archaeological Interpretation. Eds. Glascock, Michael D., Speakman, Robert J., Popelka-Filcoff, Rachel. Pp. 91-98.

2007  Tung TA. Book review of The Body as Material Culture: A Theoretical Osteoarchaeology, by Joanna Sofaer. Cambridge Archaeology Journal, October, Volume 17(3):364-366. PDF

2007  Tung TA. From Corporeality to Sanctity: Transforming Bodies into Trophy Heads in the Prehispanic Andes. InThe Taking and Displaying of Human Trophies by Amerindians, eds. R Chacon and D Dye. Springer Press. Pp. 477-500.  PDF

2007 Larsen CS, DL Hutchinson, CM Stojanowski, MA Williamson, MC Griffin, SW Simpson, CB Ruff, MJ Schoeninger, L Norr, MF Teaford, CW Schmidt, and TA Tung. Health and Lifestyle in Georgia and Florida: Agricultural Origins and Intensification in Regional Perspective. In Ancient Health: Skeletal Indicators of Agricultural and Economic Intensification. Edited by MN Cohen and GMM Crane-Kramer. University Press of Florida.

2006  Tung TA and BD Owen. Violence and Rural Lifeways at Two Peripheral Wari Sites in the Majes Valley of Southern Peru. In Andean Archaeology III, eds. H Silverman and W Isbell. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers. Pp. 435-467.  PDF

2006 Tung TA and AG Cook. Intermediate-Elite Agency in the Wari Empire: The Bioarchaeological and Mortuary Evidence. In Intermediate Elitein Pre-Columbian States and Empires, eds. C Elson and A Covey. Pp. 68-93. Tuscon: University of Arizona Press. PDF

2005 Knudson KJ, TA Tung, KC Nystrom, TD Price, PD Fullagar. The Origin of the Juch’uypampa Cave Mummies: Strontium Isotope Analysis of Archaeological Human Remains from Bolivia. Journal of Archaeological Science, 32(6), 903-913. PDF

2005 Tung TA and M Del Castillo. Una Visión de la Salud Comunitaria en el Valle de Majes durante la Época Wari. InMuerte y Evidencias Funerarias en los Andes Centrales: Avances y Perspectivas. Pp. 149-172. Lima: Universidad Nacional de Federico Villareal. PDF

2005 de la Vega E, KL Frye, and TA Tung. The Cave Burial from Molino-Chilacachi. In Advances in the Archaeology of the Titicaca Basin, edited by C Stanish, AB Cohen, and MS Aldenderfer. Pp. 185-195. Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, UCLA Press. PDF