Conference Presentations

2017    Paleodiet in the Atacama Desert (Arica, Chile) and Andean Highlands (Ayacucho Basin, Peru) using stable isotope analyses of dental calculus. Simon R. Poulson, Susan C. Kuzminsky, G. Richard Scott, and Tiffiny A. Tung. 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, Canada.

2017    Grappling with Complexity: A Forum in Honor of Katharina Schreiber. Commentator. 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, Canada.

2017    Childhood Diets and Residential Mobility in the Late Intermediate Period, Colca Valley, Peru: A study of Carbon and Oxygen Isotope Ratios from Dental Apatite. Matthew C. Velasco, Quianhui Pi, Tiffiny A. Tung. 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, Canada

2017 Documenting Dietary Effects of Imperial Collapse and Drought: Bioarchaeology and Stable Isotope Analysis at Huari-Vegachayoq Moqo, Peru. Taylor MacDonald, Natasha P. Vang, Tiffiny A. Tung. 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, Canada.

2017    Rural Life during and after the Fall of the Wari Empire: A Stable Isotope Analysis of Childhood Diet and Geographical Origins at the Village of Qasa Pampa, Ayacucho, Peru. Sheridan Lea, Natasha Vang, Tiffiny A. Tung. 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, Canada.

2017    Diet in Coastal Arequipa, Peru, at the Dawn of the Wari Empire. Beth K. Scaffidi, Natasha P. Vang, Tiffiny A. Tung. 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, Canada.

2017    Documenting the Forced Migration of Enslaved Peoples at the Grassmere Plantation, Nashville, Tennessee Using Strontium and Lead Isotope Analyses. Tiffiny A. Tung, George Kamenov, Kristina Lee, John Krigbaum. 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, Canada.

2016    Indiscriminant Violence in Times of War: A Bioarchaeological Study of Terminal and Post-Wari Skeletal Populations from Huari, Ayacucho, Peru. TA Tung. Presented at the 9th Annual World Congress on Mummy Studies, Lima, Peru.

2016    Dietary Inequality in Times of War: An Isotopic Study of post-Wari Foodways, Ayacucho, Peru. TA Tung, N Vang, T Miller. Presented at the 9th Annual World Congress on Mummy Studies, Lima, Peru.

2016    Deeper than Bone: Assessing the Epigenetic Effects of Violence among Wari and Post-Wari Populations in the Ayacucho Basin, Peru. RW Smith, TA Tung, AL Non, RS Malhi, DA Bolnick. Presented at the 9th Annual World Congress on Mummy Studies, Lima, Peru.

2016    Making Enemies, Making Places: Geographic Origins of Mummified Trophy Heads from Uraca, Arequipa, Peru. B Koontz Scaffidi, G Kamenov, TA Tung, M del Castillo Salazar, and J Krigbaum. Presented at the 9th Annual World Congress on Mummy Studies, Lima, Peru.

2016    Warfare and Foodways: Violence, Dismemberment, and Diet in the Lower Majes Valley, Arequipa, Peru. B Koontz Scaffidi and TA Tung. Presented at the 9th Annual World Congress on Mummy Studies, Lima, Peru.

2016    Osteochondritis Dissecans, Osteoarthritis, and Enthesopathies: Physical Activity and Microtraumas among a Late Intermediate Period Population from the Peruvian Andes. Presented at the TA Tung, E Nelson, K Killgrove, J Velez Vazquez (NSF-REU recipient). Presented at the 85th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Atlanta, GA.

2016    Analysis of Long Bone Osteometrics in a Commingled Skeletal Sample from a High Altitude Site in the Ancient Peruvian Andes. K Yarlagadda (NSF-REU recipient) and TA Tung. Presented at the 85th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Atlanta, GA.

2016    Evaluating Deamination-based Approaches for Inferring DNA Methylation in Different Genomic Contexts: Insights from Two Ancient Genomes. Presented at the 85th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists. RW Smith, E Mallott, J Lindo, M Rogers, B Hollister, DA Bolnick, A Non, TA Tung, and R Malhi. Presented at the 85th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Atlanta, GA.

2016    Evaluating the Utility of Stable Oxygen Isotope Analysis to Study Ancient Migration and Climate Reconstruction in the Ayacucho Basin of Peru. TA Tung, T Miller (NSF-REU recipient), and J Oster. Presented at the 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Fl.

2016    Epidemiological Crisis with Imperial Collapse? Investigating the Osteological Evidence for Bacterial Infections among post-Wari Communities in the Peruvian Andes. EA Nelson, EA Sharp, TA Tung. Presented at the 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Fl.

2016    That’s a Wrap: Understanding Processes of Cranial Modification among post-Wari populations from Huari-Vegachayoq Moqo, Peru. T Proctor and TA Tung. Presented at the 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Fl.

2016    The standardization of prehistoric cranial vault modification practices in the Andes: a 3D geometric morphometric analysis. S Kuzminsky, TA Tung, M Hubbe, A Villaseñor Marchal. Presented at the 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Fl.

2015    Documenting Forced Movement of African Slaves to the Grassmere Plantation, Nashville, Tennessee using Carbon and Oxygen Stable Isotope Analysis. TA Tung, M Shea (Hillsboro High School student), and L DeSantis. Presented at the 80th Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archaeology, San Francisco, CA.

2014    Characterizing the Victims of Lethal Violence after the Collapse of the Wari Empire: Bioarchaeological and Isotopic Analysis of Massacre Victims at Huari, Peru. Presented at the 79th Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archaeology, Austin, TX.

2014    3D Dental Microwear Analysis of Maya Elites from Cancuén, Guatemala. A Winburn, TA Tung L DeSantis,. Presented at the 79th Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archaeology, Austin, TX.

2013    Investigating the Social Context of Cranial Vault Modification Practices in the Andes: A 3D Morphometric Approach. S Kuzminsky and TA Tung. Western Bioarchaeology Group Conference, Berkeley, CA.

2013    Violence and Dietary Practices: The Effects of Wari Collapse and Climate Change. TA Tung, L DeSantis, and D Kennett. Presented at the Food and Warfare Conference at UC Santa Barba, Department of Anthropology.

2013    The Wari Empire: What have We Learned from Bioarchaeological Analysis of Wari Skeletons? Presented in the symposium, “Complex Societies in the Andes: Papers in Honor of Bill Isbell”. 78th Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archaeology, Honolulu, HI.

2012    The (Effective) Agency of Beaten and Dismembered Bodies in the Ancient Andes. Presented in the symposium “Blurring the Borders Between Life and Death: Theorizing Postmortem Agency in Bioarchaeology”. Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, CA.

2012    Assessing the standardization of ancient cranial vault modification practices using 3D laser scanning and geometric morphometric techniques. S Kuzminsky and TA Tung. Presented at the 4th Biennial Archaeological Sciences of America Symposium, Nashville, TN.

2012    Applying Stable Isotope Analysis to Document Drought and Diet after Wari Imperial Decline in the Peruvian Andes. J Kelly, L DeSantis, and TA Tung. Presented at the 4th Biennial Archaeological Sciences of America Symposium, Nashville, TN.

2012 Investigation of diet and aridity in camelids from the Middle Horizon and Late Intermediate Period of Peru. L Yann, TA Tung, L De Santis. Presented at the 4thBiennial Archaeological Sciences of America Symposium, Nashville, TN.

2012    Consequences of State Collapse: Violence, Trepanation, and Cranioplasty in the Post-Wari Era of Peru. EA Sharp and TA Tung. Presented at the 77th Annual Meeting for the Society of American Archaeology, Memphis, TN.

2012    Fetus Burials in the Wari Empire of the Ancient Andes. TA Tung, AG Cook, B Wolff. Presented at the 77th Annual Meeting for the Society of American Archaeology, Memphis, TN.

2012    Examining Wari Influence in the Callejón de Huaylas: A Bioarchaeological Study of a Skeletal Sample from Hualcayán. R Witt, TA Tung, R Bria, and C Pink. Presented at the 77th Annual Meeting for the Society of American Archaeology, Memphis, TN.

2011    Pain in Her Knees: Comparing Osteoarthritis Prevalence in Mississippian Tennessee and Georgia Populations. Presented at the 68th Annual Southeastern Archaeology Conference. Nov. 2-5, 2011.

2011    Diet and Climate after the Fall of the Wari Empire in the Ancient Peruvian Andes. JE Kelly, L DeSantis, and TA Tung. Presented at Annual Conference for the School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt. July 15, 2011. (JE Kelly is  a high school student at Martin Luther King Jr. High School.)

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    A bioarchaelogical reconstruction of cultural perspectives of violence in the ancient Andes. Presented in the symposium, “Bioarchaelogical 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 and fractures on the clavicle. CS Koontz and TA Tung. Presented at the 79th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists.

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    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 for the Society of 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 Post-Wari Time 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.