Conference Presentations

2011. Mississippian Stress: A Comparative Study of Degenerative Joint Disease in Tennessee and Georgia. EM Lofaro and TA Tung. Presented at the 76th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

2011. Discussant for symposium, Human Sacrifice on the North Coast of Peru: New Perspectives from Diachronic and Multidisciplinary Studies of Ancient Ritual Killing, organized by Haagen Klaus and J. Marla Toyne. 76th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

2010. Morbidity Patterns in Ancient Nasca, Peru: A Bioarchaeological Study of Skeletal Health and Trauma. TA Tung and KJ Schreiber. Presented in the symposium, “An Integrative Vision: Papers in Celebration of the Life and Work of Phillip L. Walker (1947-2009)” at the 75th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

2010. A Bioarchaeological reconstruction of cultural perspectives of violence in the ancient Andes. Presented in the sympoisum, “Bioarchaeological Signatures of Violence and Agression” at the 79th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists.

2010. Traumatic Injury and Physical Activity: Correlations between musculoskeletal markers and fractures on the clavicle. CS Koontz and TA Tung. Presented at the 79th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropology.

2010. Corn and Coca in the post-Wari Era: Dental Health, Diet, and Subsistence Practices after State Collapse in the Highland Andes. A Tribbett and TA Tung. Presented at the 75th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

2010. An Accident Waiting to Happen? Violent and Accidental Injuries among Wari and post-Wari Populations in the Central Andes. EA Sharp and TA Tung. Presented at the 75th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

2009. Captives for Sacrifice, Captives for Life: Abducting Men, Women, and Children in the Wari Empire. Presented in symposium, “Ripped Flesh and Torn Souls: Biological Effects of Captivity and Slavery in Ancient Populations”. Presented at the 108th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association.

2009. Broken Bodies: Disciplining The Body And The Body Politic In Ancient Wari Society. Presented in the symposium, “Violence and Warfare as Embodied Action” at the 74th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

2009          Straight to the bone: identifying cutmarks on human bone. Presented at the 78th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists.  M Velasco and TA Tung.

2008 Performative Violence in the Wari Empire of the Peruvian Andes. Presented in the symposium, “Socially Embedded Violence in the Ancient Americas: Beyond Sacrifice and Cannibalism” at the 73rd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, BC. March 2008.

2008 The Wari Military: Rank, Class, and Status as Viewed Through Art and the Body. J Ochatoma, TA Tung, and M Cabrera. Presented in the symposium, “Rethinking Class and Status in the Andes”. at the 73rd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, BC. March 2008.

2008 Genetic Continuity from Wari to Post-Wari Times in the Imperial Heartland: Analysis of ancient mtDNA and skeletal traits from Conchopata and Huari. BM Kemp and TA Tung. Presented at the 77th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropology, Columbus, OH, April 2008.

2008 Violence in post-imperial times: cranial trauma among post-Wari burials in the former imperial heartland, Peru. Presented at the 77th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropology, Columbus, OH, April 2008.

2008 Bioarchaeological analysis of a late prehispanic population from two burial towers in the Colca Valley, Peru. C Domanska, TA Tung, SA Wernke. Presented at the 77th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropology, Columbus, OH, April 2008.

2008 It’s the hard knock life: degenerative joint disease in a post-imperial Andean population. EA Sharp and TA Tung. Presented at the 77th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropology, Columbus, OH, April 2008.

2007 Trauma and Violence at the Wari Capital: Bioarchaeological Analysis of the Monqachayoq Burials at Huari. Presented at the 72nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Austin, TX. April 25-28, 2007.

2007 Is it trauma? Identifying pre- peri- and post-mortem skeletal fractures. Poster presented at the 76th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropology, Philadelphia, PA. March 25-29, 2007.

2007 Mitochondrial DNA variation of ancient and contemporary Andean Populations in Peru. BM Kemp and TA Tung. Poster presented at the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Human Biology Association, Philadelphia, PA. March 22 – 23, 2007.

2006 Warfare, Raids, and Ritual Violence in the Wari Empire: A Bioarchaeological Study of Trauma among Populations from Conchopata and the Majes valley, Peru. Presented at the 25th Annual Northeast Conference for Andean Archaeology and Ethnohistory. Philadelphia, PA. October 2006.

2006 Organizer and Chair of session entitled, Bioarchaeological Insights into Ancient Imperialism: Perspectives from the Old and New Worlds, for the 71st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Juan, Puerto Rico. (14 presenters, 2 discussants) April 2006.

2006 The Bioarchaeology of Imperialism. Presented in the session, “Bioarchaeological Insights into Ancient Imperialism: Perspectives from the Old and New Worlds” at the 71st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Juan, Puerto Rico. April 2006.

2006 Expressing Life through Death: mortuary rituals in Huari society. AG Cook and TA Tung. Presented in the session, “The Archaeology of Death” at the 71st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Juan, Puerto Rico. April 2006.

2006 Identifying the Origin of Wari Trophy Heads in the Ancient Andes using Bioarchaeology and Archaeological Chemistry. TA Tung and KJ Knudson. Presented at the 75th Annual Meeting of The American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Anchorage, Alaska. March 2006.

2006 Using Archaeological Chemistry to Identify the Geographic Origins of Trophy Heads in the Central Andes. KJ Knudson and TA Tung. Presented at the 231st Annual Meeting of the American Chemical Society. March 2006.

2005 Wari Trophy Heads as State Propaganda in the Ancient Andes. Presented in the session, “Skull Collection, Modification, and Decoration” at the 11th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists. Cork, Ireland. September 5-11, 2005.

2005 Batallas, tinku, y otras formas de violencia durante la época Wari. Presented at the International Symposium of Archaeology of the South Central Andes, Catholic University of Santa Maria, Arequipa, Peru. June 30 – July 2, 2005.

2005 A River with Parasites Runs Through It: porotic lesions as evidence for iron loss and anemia among three prehispanic populations in the Andes of Peru. Presented at the 74th Annual Meeting of The American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. April 2005.

2004 Una visión de la salud comunitaria en el valle de Majes durante la época Wari. TA Tung and M Castillo. Presented at the III Seminario de Arqueología Universidad Nacional de Fredrico Villareal, Lima, Perú. September 2004.

2004 Raiding and Ritual Violence in the Ancient Andes: a study of cranial trauma among populations from Majes Valley, Peru. Presented at the 73rd Annual Meeting of The American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Tampa, Florida. April 2004.

2004 The Social Life of Human Trophies in the Andes: a view from the Late Preceramic to Middle Horizon periods. Presented at the 69th Annual Meeting of The Society for American Archaeology, Montreal, Canada. March 2004.

2004 Community Health during the Middle Horizon (AD 600-1000): a view from a Wari provincial village in the Majes Valley. TA Tung and M Castillo. Presented in the session, “Uncovering Social Organization in the Andes: Recent Developments in Bioarchaeology” at the 69th Annual Meeting of The Society for American Archaeology, Montreal, Canada. March 2004.

2004 Atomic llama: can stable isotope analysis of camelid hair be used to measure prehistoric Andean pastoralist migration and herding practices? R Gladwell, L Pacheco, V Atudorei, TA Tung. Presented at the 69th Annual Meeting of The Society for American Archaeology, Montreal, Canada. March 2004.

2003 Bioarchaeological Analysis of Wari Trophy Heads: evidence from Conchopata, Peru. Presented at the 72nd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Tempe, Arizona. April 2003.

2002 Intermediate Elites and Their Role in Wari Imperialism as Identified Through Bioarchaeological and Mortuary Analysis. TA Tung and AG Cook. Presented in the session, “Intermediate Elite Agency in Precolumbian States and Empires” at the 67th Annual Meeting of The Society for American Archaeology, Denver, CO. March 2002.

2001 Health, Disease, and Diet in the Wari Heartland: a bioarchaeological analysis of the Conchopata population. Presented at 66th Annual Meeting of The Society for American Archaeology, New Orleans. March 2001.

2000 The Wari Empire (AD 600-1000) and its Health Impact on Peoples from Majes Valley, Peru: a bioarchaeological study of diet, disease, and violent conflict. Presented at the VI Latin American Biological Anthropology Conference, Montevideo, Uruguay. October 2000.

1998 The Bioarchaeology of Mission San Luis de Talimali. Presented at the Annual Meeting of The Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Greenville, South Carolina. November 1998.

1998 Kinship Groupings of Hellenistic-Early Roman Populations from Athienou-Malloura, Cyprus. Presented at the 67th Annual Meeting of The American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Salt Lake City, Utah. April 1998.

A bioarchaeological reconstruction of cultural perspectives of violence in the ancient Andes. Presented in the symposium, “Bioarchaeological Signatures of Violence and Aggression” at the 79th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists.