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Terence N. D’Altroy

Professor of Anthropology
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Terence N. D’Altroy
Professor of Anthropology
Columbia University

Anthropology

Biography

Terence D'Altroy

Research interests
I am primarily interested in the comparative study of complex societies in prehistory, especially the politics and economics of empires. Regionally, my research has focused on Andean South America, where I have been studying the Inkas since 1977, mostly in Peru and Argentina. While my fieldwork has been archaeological, my research combines historical and archaeological study in equal measure.

Books and Monographs
2004
The Incas: Inside an American Civilization. The Modern Scholar Series. Recorded Books, New York.
2003
Los Incas. Editorial Ariel, Madrid. (Spanish translation of The Incas.)
2002
The Incas. Blackwell Publishers, Oxford.
2001
Empire and Domestic Economy. (T. D’Altroy, C. Hastorf, and Associates). Kluwer Academic / Plenum Press, New York.
Empires: Perspectives from Archaeology and History. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (eds. S. Alcock, T. D’Altroy, K.Morrison, and C. Sinopoli).
1992
Provincial Power in the Inka Empire. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C.
1987
Archaeological Field Research in the Upper Mantaro, Peru,1982-1983: Investigations of Inka Expansion and Economic Change.
Monograph XXVIII, Institute of Archaeology, U.C.L.A. (T. Earle, T. D’Altroy, C. Hastorf, C. Scott, C. Costin, G. Russell, E. Sandefur).

Edited Journal Issues
1987
Ethnohistory (Special Issue): Inka Ethnohistory Vol. 34, No.1.
1971
Michigan Discussions in Anthropology 1:1, ed. Brian Weiss, Terence N. D'Altroy, Marshall Sahlins, and Edwin Wilmsen. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Articles in Journals and Chapters in Books
2005
Remaking the social landscape: Colonization in the Inka empire. In The Archaeology of Colonial Encounters, ed. Gil Stein. SAR Press, Albuquerque, NM.
2004
Reinventing unchanging Andean traditions. Cardozo Law School Journal.
Andean Empires. In Archaeology of the Incas and Other Ancient Civilizations of the Andes, ed. Helaine Silverman, pp. 255-279. Blackwell Press, Oxford. (T. D’Altroy and K. Schreiber).
2003
The Inca Economy. In The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History, ed. P. Rocheleau. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
2001a
A view of the plains from the mountains: Comments on Uruk by an Andeanist. In Uruk Mesopotamia and its Neighbors, ed. Mitchell Rothman, pp. 445-475. SAR Press, Albuquerque, NM.
2001b
Empires in a wider world. In Empires: Perspectives from Archaeology and History, pp. 125-127. (see ABooks and Monographs@above)
2001c
Politics, resources, and blood in the Inka empire. In Empires: Perspectives from Archaeology and History, pp. 201-226.
2001d
Preface. In Empires: Perspectives from Archaeology and History, pp. xvii-xxii. (C. Sinopoli and T. D’Altroy).
2000a
Andean land use at the cusp of history. In Imperfect Balance: Landscape Transformations in the Precolumbian Americas, ed. David Lentz, Columbia University Press, New York, pp. 357-389.
2000b
Inka Imperial Rule in the Northern Calchaquí Valley, Argentina. Journal of Field Archaeology 27(1):1-26. T. D’Altroy, et al.
2000c
Review Essay: Recent studies on the Inkas. Colonial Latin America Review 9:2:309-313.
1999
El Sur del Tawantinsuyu: Un dominio selectivamente intensivo. Tawantinsuyu 5:170-178. (V. Williams and T. D’Altroy).
1998
Facciones y desarrollo político en los Andes centrales. Modified trans. of 1994c below. Xama 6-11(1993-1998):79-111. Universidad Nacional del Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina.
1998
Ceramic production and use in the Inka political economy. In Andean Ceramics: Technology, Organization and Approaches, ed. Izumi Shimada. MASCA Research Papers in Science and Archaeology, Supplement to Volume 15, pp. 283-312. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Museums. (T. D’Altroy, A. M. Lorandi, V. Williams). [English language modification of D’Altroy et al. 1994, below]
1997
Recent Research in the Central Andes. Journal of Archaeological Research 5:1:3-73.
1996
Inca Civilization: Introduction. The Oxford Companion to Archaeology, ed. Brian Fagan, pp. 340-41. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
1994a
Civilizations in the Andes (with contributions by C. Donnan, I. Shimada, and J. Topic). In The Illustrated History of Humankind, vol. 4, New World and Pacific Civilizations, gen. ed. Goren Burenhalt, pp. 78-99. Sydney: Weldon Owen and Bra Bocker.
1994b
Comments: Re-thinking Complex Prehistoric Societies in Asia. Asian Perspectives, sp. No. “Landscapes of Power,” ed. Kathleen Morrison, pp. 354-83.
1994c
Factionalism and Political Development in the Central Andes. In Factional Competition and Political Development in the New World, ed. Elizabeth Brumfiel and John Fox, pp. 171-187. Cambridge:Cambridge University Press.
1994d
Producción y uso de cerámica en la economía política inka. En Organización y Tecnología de la Producción Prehispánica de Cerámica en los Andes, ed. Izumi Shimada, pp. 395-449. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. (T. D’Altroy, A. M. Lorandi, V. Williams).
1994e
Producción y uso de cerámica en la economía política inka. Arqueología: Revista de la Sección Prehistoria 4:73-131. Instituto de Antropología, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina. (T.D’Altroy, A. M. Lorandi, V. Williams). [revised version of article above]
1994f
Public and Private Economy in the Inka Empire. In The Economic Anthropology of the State, ed. Elizabeth Brumfiel, pp.171-222. Society for Economic Anthropology Monograph 11. Lanham, MD: University Press of America.
1992
The Architecture and Contents of Inca Storage Facilities inthe Xauxa Region. In Inka Storage Systems, ed. Terry Y. LeVine, pp. 259-86. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. (T. D’Altroy and C. Hastorf). [revision of T. D’Altroy and C. Hastorf, 1984.
The Distribution and Contents of Inca Storage Facilities in the Xauxa Region of Peru. American Antiquity 49:2:334-49.]
1992
Inka Storage Facilities in the Upper Mantaro Valley, Peru. In Inka Storage Systems, ed. Terry Y. LeVine, pp. 176-205. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. (T. D’Altroy and T. Earle) [revision of T. Earle and T. D’Altroy, 1982. Storage Facilities and State Finance in the Upper Mantaro Valley, Peru. In Contexts for Prehistoric Exchange, eds. J. Ericson and T. Earle, pp. 265-90. New York: Academic Press.]
1990
The Provincial Organization of Inka Ceramic Production. American Antiquity 55:1:120-38. (T. D’Altroy and R. Bishop).
1989
The Political Economy of the Inka Empire: The Archaeology of Power and Finance. In Archaeological Thought in America, ed. C.C. Lamberg-Karlovsky, pp. 183-204. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (T. Earle and T. D’Altroy).
1988
Sobre la penetración inca en el valle del Mantaro. Boletín de Lima 59:39-50. (trans. and revision of T. Earle et al. 1980, below).
Political and Domestic Economy in the Inka Empire. Occasional Papers of the New York University Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.
1987
Introduction. Ethnohistory 34:1:1-13.
Transitions in Power: Centralization of Wanka Political Organization under Inka Rule. Ethnohistory 34:1:78-102.
1986
Los efectos de la conquista inka en la organización de la economía doméstica wanka. Actas y Trabajos del VI Congreso Peruano: Hombre y Cultura Andina, Tomo 1, pp. 52-64. Francisco Iriarte, ed. Universidad Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, Lima.
1985
Staple Finance, Wealth Finance, and Storage in the Inka Political Economy (with Comment). Current Anthropology 26:2:187-206. (T. D’Altroy and T. Earle). [reprinted in Inka Storage Systems, ed. Terry Y. LeVine, pp. 31-61. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1992.]
1984
The Distribution and Contents of Inca Storage Facilities in the Xauxa Region of Peru. American Antiquity 49:2:334-49. (T. D’Altroy and C. Hastorf).
1982
Storage Facilities and State Finance in the Upper Mantaro Valley, Peru. In Contexts for Prehistoric Exchange, J. Ericson and T. Earle, eds. pp. 265-90. Academic Press, New York. (T. Earle and T. D’Altroy).
1980
Changing Settlement Patterns in the Upper Mantaro Valley, Peru. Journal of New World Archaeology 41:1:1-49. (T. Earle, T. D’Altroy, C. LeBlanc, C. Hastorf, and T. LeVine).
1978
Arqueología regional de los períodos prehispánicos tardíos en el Mantaro. In III Congreso Peruano: El Hombre y la Cultura Andina 2:641-66, edited by R. Matos. San Marcos, Lima. (T. Earle, T. D’Altroy, and C. LeBlanc).

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