Reconstructing ancient architecture at Tiwanaku, Bolivia: the potential and promise of 3D printing

  title={Reconstructing ancient architecture at Tiwanaku, Bolivia: the potential and promise of 3D printing},
  author={Alexei Vranich},
  journal={Heritage Science},
The ruins of Tiwanaku (A.D. 500–950), in the modern republic of Bolivia, present an archaeological challenge owing to intense looting during the colonial period that effectively demolished the site. One building in particular, known as the Pumapunku, was described by Spanish conquistadors and travelers of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, as a wondrous, though unfinished, building with gateways and windows carved from single blocks. Unparalleled in the pre-Colombian New World, the… 
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