The Technology and Organization of Agricultural Production in the Tiwanaku State

  title={The Technology and Organization of Agricultural Production in the Tiwanaku State},
  author={Alan L. Kolata},
  journal={Latin American Antiquity},
  pages={99 - 125}
Utilizing data from six seasons of field research, this article focuses on the question of the technology and social organization of intensive agricultural production in the Andean state of Tiwanaku. Recent literature in Andean archaeology and ethnohistory asserts the dominance of local kin groups in the organization of agricultural production rather than supracommunity state authority. The analysis presented here takes issue with this perspective as applied to the core territory of the… 

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