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Quilter, Jeffrey 1949-

Overview
Works: 63 works in 172 publications in 3 languages and 7,467 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Sources  Catalogs  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator
Classifications: F2212, 980.012
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jeffrey Quilter
Treasures of the Andes : the glories of Inca and pre-Columbian South America by Jeffrey Quilter( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sets the riches of South America in their historical and regional context and restores an important missing piece in the jigsaw of the world's great civilizations
Life and death at Paloma : society and mortuary practices in a preceramic Peruvian village by Jeffrey Quilter( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Life and Death at Paloma, when published in 1989, was the first in-depth treatment of burials from a preagricultural South American village. It remains a valuable resource used by students and scholars of Andean archaeology. Jeffrey Quilter analyzes the life of Paloma's people during the transition from a hunting-gathering-fishing way of life to a more sedentary horticultural society and offers a study of preceramic Peruvian life through his analysis of this site's graves and their contents
A pre-Columbian world by Jeffrey Quilter( Book )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative threads : accounting and recounting in Andean Khipu by Jeffrey Quilter( Book )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cobble circles and standing stones : archaeology at the Rivas Site, Costa Rica by Jeffrey Quilter( Book )

14 editions published in 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this first-person tale of archaeological adventure in the tropical forest, Jeffrey Quilter tells the story of his excavation of Rivas, a great ceremonial center at the foot of the Talamanca Mountain range, which flourished between A.D. 900 and 1300, and its fabled gold-filled cemetery, the Panteón de La Reina. Beginning with the 1992 field season and ending with the last excavations in 1998, Quilter discusses Rivas' builders and users, theories on chiefdom societies, and the daily interactions and surprises of modern archaeological fieldwork
El Niño, catastrophism, and culture change in ancient America( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"El Nino is an extreme climate perturbation that periodically changes weather throughout the globe, often with dire consequences. First recognized in Peru, El Nino events are best known and documented there. This book summarizes research on the nature of El Nino events in the Americas and details specific historic and prehistoric patterns in Peru and elsewhere. By also looking at other catastrophic natural events in the ancient New World, the book illustrates how scientific archaeology can serve pure research as well as provide information for contemporary issues."--Jacket
The ancient central Andes by Jeffrey Quilter( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Ancient Central Andes presents a general overview of the prehistoric peoples and cultures of the Central Andes, the region now encompassing most of Peru and significant parts of Ecuador, Bolivia, northern Chile, and northwestern Argentina. The book contextualizes past and modern scholarship and provides a balanced view of current research. Two opening chapters present the intellectual, political, and practical background and history of research in the Central Andes and the spatial, temporal, and formal dimensions of the study of its past. Chapters then proceed in chronological order from remote antiquity to the Spanish Conquest. The book presents background on the history of research in the region as well as current investigations. Consensus opinions on interpretations are highlighted as are disputes among scholars regarding interpretations of the past. A number of important themes run through the book including the tension in between those scholars who wish to study Peruvian antiquity on a comparative basis in contrast to historicist approaches. The Ancient Central Andes provides an up-to-date, objective survey of the archaeology of the central Andes that is much needed. Students and interested readers will benefit greatly from this introduction to a key period in South America's past"--
Variations in the expression of Inka power : a symposium at Dumbarton Oaks, 18 and 19 October 1997 by Symposium "Variations in the Expression of Inka Power"( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andean ethnohistory and the agenda for Inka archaeology / Carmen Arellano and Ramiro Matos Mendieta -- Variations between Inka installations in the Puna of Chinchayqocha and the drainage of Tarma / Charles Stanish and Brian S. Bauer -- Pilgrimage and the geography of power in the Inca state / Terence N. d'Altroy, Veronica I. Williams, and Ana Mara Lorandi -- The Inkas in the Southlands / Craig Morris and Julién I. Santillana -- The Inka transformation of the Chincha capital / Lucy C. Salazar -- Machu Picchu's silent majority : a consideration of the Inka cemeteries / Susan A. Niles and Robert N. Batson -- Sculpting the Yucay Valley : power and style in late Inca architecture / Albert Meyers -- Toward a re-conceptualization of the late horizon and the Inka period : perspectives from Cochasqu, Ecuador, and Samaipata, Bolivia -- Appendix : the Kallanka at Samaipata, Bolivia: an example of Inca monumental architecture by María de los Angeles Munoz, Tom Cummins -- Queros, Aquillas, Uncus, and Chulpas : the composition of Inka artistic expression and power / Heather Lechtman -- The Inka, and Andean metallurgical tradition / Gary Urton and Carrie J. Brezine -- Information control in the palace of Puruchuco : an accounting hierarchy in a Khipu archive from coastal Peru / Rebecca Rollins Stone -- "And all theirs different from his" : the Dumbarton Oaks royal Inka tunic in context / Richard L. Burger -- The archaeology of Inka power : concluding thoughts
New perspectives on Moche political organization( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume brings together essays on the nature of political organization of the Moche, a complex pre-Inca society that existed on the north coast of Peru from c. 100 to 800 CE. Since the discovery of the royal tombs of Sipan in 1987, the Moche have become one of the best-known pre-Hispanic cultures of the Americas and the focus of a number of archaeological projects. But the nature of Moche political organization is still debated. Some scholars view the Moche as a monolithic state, others see a clear distinction between a northern and southern Moche polity, and yet others argue that the most accurate model is one in which each valley contained an independent polity. In a presentation of new data and new perspectives, the authors debate these competing theories. Based on a set of papers presented by sixteen international scholars at the Dumbarton Oaks Pre-Columbian Studies symposium held in Lima, Peru, in 2004, this volume marks an important point in the development of Moche archaeology and will be a landmark work in Pre-Columbian studies. -- Publisher description
Gender in Pre-Hispanic America : a symposium at Dumbarton Oaks, 12 and 13 October 1996 by Symposium at Dumbarton Oaks: Gender in Pre-Hispanic America:( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chavín : art, architecture, and culture( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Moche of ancient Peru : media and messages by Jeffrey Quilter( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gardens and cultural change : a Pan-American perspective by Dumbarton Oaks Colloquium in Garden History( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gardens contain time, culture, and nature. They are powerful symbolic spaces in which a society may project its ideals, to conjure or contrive cultural changes by rooting them in the flow of natural processes. Five authors explore the variety of relationships between garden making and cultural changes in Argentine, the Caribbean, Mexico, and the United States. They show how gardens have been expressive of popular cultural inventions, but could also be attempts at political manipulations, and sometimes place of cultural resistance by subjugated people. Issues of identity and ideology, political coercion and resistance apply equally throughout the continent, inviting a renewed attention to gardens as places where cultural identities are forged and contested. The authors engage in different approaches and conflicting interpretations, revealing the existence of debates and issues among scholars at a remove from the supposed divide between English and Spanish cultures."--BOOK JACKET
Archaeology of Formative Ecuador : a symposium at Dumbarton Oaks, 7 and 8 October 1995 by Symposium at Dumbarton Oaks: Archaeology of Formative Ecuador( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gold and power in ancient Costa Rica, Panama, and Colombia : a symposium at Dumbarton Oaks, 9 and 10 October 1999 by Symposium at Dumbarton Oaks( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The civilization of the Incas by Jeffrey Quilter( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To capture the sun : gold of ancient Panama by Richard G Cooke( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tesoros de los Andes : la riqueza histórica de la Sudamérica Inca y Precolombina by Jeffrey Quilter( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schatten van de Andes : de glorie van de Inca's en het pre-Columbiaanse Zuid-Amerika by Jeffrey Quilter( Book )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in Dutch and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Treasures of the Incas : the glories of Inca and pre-Columbian South America by Jeffrey Quilter( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Treasures of the Andes : the glories of Inca and pre-Columbian South America
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Spanish (6)

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Life and death at Paloma : society and mortuary practices in a preceramic Peruvian villageA pre-Columbian worldNarrative threads : accounting and recounting in Andean KhipuCobble circles and standing stones : archaeology at the Rivas Site, Costa RicaEl Niño, catastrophism, and culture change in ancient AmericaVariations in the expression of Inka power : a symposium at Dumbarton Oaks, 18 and 19 October 1997New perspectives on Moche political organizationGender in Pre-Hispanic America : a symposium at Dumbarton Oaks, 12 and 13 October 1996