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The Tiwanaku portrait of an Andean civilization by Alan L. Kolata

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Published by Blackwell in Cambridge, MA .
Written in English



  • Andes Region


  • Tiwanaku culture,
  • Indians of South America -- Andes Region -- History,
  • Indians of South America -- Andes Region -- Antiquities,
  • Andes Region -- Antiquities

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [303]-311) and index.

StatementAlan Kolata.
SeriesThe peoples of America
LC ClassificationsF3319.1.T55 K64 1993
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 317 p. :
Number of Pages317
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1734397M
ISBN 101557861838
LC Control Number92039248

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