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Updated July 16, 2020

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  • Lecture - The Rise and "Expansion" of Tiwanaku Civilization in the Bolivian Andes

    Thursday, February 13, 2014
    7:00 pm at University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, Cartwright Center, Port O'Call

    Dr. Tim McAndrewsTim McAndrews is a widely recognized expert on the enigmatic Tiwanaku civilization, which emerged at an extreme elevation in the beautiful, though harsh, South American Andes. Join us as he discusses his research on Tiwanaku expansion out of the Lake Titicaca Basin and into the distant region of Cochabamba, Bolivia, nearly 1500 years ago. After a decade of research, McAndrews is turning traditional interpretations of Tiwanaku expansion upside down and argues that it was local chieftains, not Tiwanaku kings, who directed the influx of Tiwanaku culture into the Cochabamba region. Call MVAC at 608-785-8454 or e-mail Jean for more information.

    Speaker: Dr. Timothy McAndrews, Professor, Department of Sociology/Archaeology, UW-L; MVAC Director