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Quilter, Jeffrey 1949-

Works: 50 works in 144 publications in 7 languages and 6,419 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  History  Sources  Catalogs  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator
Classifications: F3429.3.M7, 985
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Most widely held works by Jeffrey Quilter
Life and death at Paloma society and mortuary practices in a preceramic Peruvian village by Jeffrey Quilter( )
10 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 1,809 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
Cobble circles and standing stones archaeology at the Rivas Site, Costa Rica by Jeffrey Quilter( )
11 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,399 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
Treasures of the Andes : the glories of Inca and pre-Columbian South America by Jeffrey Quilter( Book )
17 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 453 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
Narrative threads : accounting and recounting in Andean Khipu by Jeffrey Quilter( Book )
7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A pre-Columbian world by Jeffrey Quilter( Book )
8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
El Niño, catastrophism, and culture change in ancient America ( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 244 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
Variations in the expression of Inka power : a symposium at Dumbarton Oaks, 18 and 19 October 1997 ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 224 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
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 )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New perspectives on Moche political organization ( Book )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 209 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
Chavín : art, architecture, and culture ( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The ancient central Andes by Jeffrey Quilter( Book )
6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 172 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"--
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 162 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 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gold and power in ancient Costa Rica, Panama, and Colombia : a symposium at Dumbarton Oaks, 9 and 10 October 1999 ( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 113 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 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Treasures of the Incas : The glories of Inca and pre-Columbian South America by Jeffrey Quilter( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 59 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 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Museums--crossing boundaries by Crossing Boundaries: Art and Anthropology Museums in Search of Common Ground( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Schätze der Anden : der Glanz der Inkazeit und des präkolumbischen Südamerikas ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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