We are both immensely pleased to have played supporting roles in the archaeological research that led to this volume. As a faculty member at the Universidad del Centro (Huancayo) in the 1960s and later at the Universidad Nacional de San Marcos (Lima), Matos Mendieta developed a special interest in the Upper Mantaro and adjacent Tarma drainages, and during the 1960s and 1970s, he carried out general reconnaissance and several excavations in the area between Lake Junín and Huancayo. Matos Mendieta began his field research in the Sierra Central as part of the “Proyecto Andino de Estudios Arqueológicos” sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution. As a fellow at the Smithsonian Institution in the mid-1960s, Matos Mendieta began to interact more closely with North American scholars; during this period, he began to encourage and facilitate the interests of several US. -based archaeologists in the Peruvian Sierra Central, including Craig Morris, John Murra, and Donald Thompson, who were beginning fieldwork at and around the Inka provincial center of Huanuco Pampa north of Lake Junín, and David Browman, who in 1969 carried out one of the very first systematic archaeological surveys in highland Peru over parts of the main Mantaro Valley between Huancayo and Jauja.
Table of ContentsForeword; J.R. Parsons, R. Matos Mendieta. Preface; T.N. D'Altroy, C.A. Hanstorf. Acknowledgments; T.N. D'Altroy, C.A. Hastorf. Part I: Investigating the Domestic Economy. 1. The Domestic Economy, Households, and Imperial Transformation; C.A. Hastorf, T.N. D'Altroy. 2. The Cultural Setting and Research Problem; T.N. D'Altroy. 3. The Environmental Setting; C.A. Hastorf. 4. The Archaeological Context; T.N. D'Altroy. 5. Traditional Household Economics in the Upper Mantaro Valley; L. Sikkink. Part II: Life in the Community. 6. The Architecture and Organization of Xauxa Settlements; E. DeMarrais. 7. Agricultural Production and Consumption; C.A. Hastorf. 8. Animal Husbandry and Meat Consumption; E. Sandefur. 9. Production and Exchange of Ceramics; C.L. Costin. 10. State Goods in the Domestic Economy: The Inka Ceramic Assemblage; T.N. D'Altroy. 11. The Economy of Metal and Shell Wealth Goods; B. Owen. Part III: Synthesis and Conclusions. 12. Exchange ans Social Stratification in the Andes: The Xauxa Case; T.K. Earle. 13. The Xauxa Andean Economy; C.A. Hastorf. 14. From Autonomous to Imperial Rule; T.N. D'Altroy. Bibliography. Index.