Conferences

2019

84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology | Albuquerque, New Mexico

2019. Eating and Empires: Stable Isotope Analysis to Reconstruct Diet & Foodways in the Wari Heartland. TA Tung, N Vang. April.

2019. Dimensions of health in the Andes: a bioarchaeological investigation of morbidity patterns in mountain landscapes. M Krause, TA Tung, S Kosiba. April.

2019. Reconstructing Childhood Diet in the Aftermath of Wari Imperial Decline: Stable Carbon Isotope Analysis of Human Dentition from Huari-Monqachayoq-Solano, Peru. T Snyder, N Vang, TA Tung. April.

2019. In the Heart of the Inca: An Osteobiography at Huanacauri (Cusco, Peru). A Whittemore, M Krause, TA Tung, S Kosiba. April.

2019. Crowd-Sourcing Isoscapes in (Bio)archaeology: The Andean Paleomobility Unification (APU) Project and Geolocation of Skeletons and Artifacts. B Scaffidi, K Knudson, TA Tung. April.


2018

56th International Congress of Americanists | Salamanca, Spain

2018. Social and Gendered Identities and the Risk for Violence in the Post-Wari era (1275 – 1400 CE) of the Peruvian Andes. Presented in the Session, Movement, boundaries, and identities in the prehistory of the Americas. July.

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87th Annual Meeting of American Association of Physical Anthropologists | Austin, Texas

2018. LINE-1 Methylation in Ancient DNA Reflects Sociopolitical Transformation in Peru. Rick W.A. Smith, Sana Saboowala, Amy Non, Tiffiny Tung, and Deborah A. Bolnick. April.

2018. Cranial Modification as a Marker of Social Identity in the southern hinterlands of the Wari Empire, Peru (600-1000 CE). Anna Whittemore and TA Tung. April.

2018. Non-deadly Violence at the Wari Era Site of La Real in Arequipa, Peru. Heriberto Marquez and TA Tung.

2018. The Efficacy of 3D Models for Sex-Scoring Crania from Archaeological Contexts in Southern Peru. Thomas Snyder, Susan C. Kuzminsky, and Tiffiny A. Tung. April.

2018. aDNA Analysis Indicates Genetic Discontinuity After the Collapse of the Wari Empire. Ainash Childebayeva, Kelly Harkins, Jannine Novak, Abigail W. Bigham, Tiffiny Tung, Martha Cabrera, Jose Ochatoma, and Lars Fehren-Schmitz. April.

2018. Tuberculosis and the Decline of the Wari Empire. Elizabeth A. Nelson, Maria Spyrou, Aditya Kumar Lankalipalli, Alexander Herbig, Tiffiny A. Tung, and Kirsten Bos. April.

2018. Investigating the relationship between stable nitrogen and carbon isotope ratios and bacterial  infections in a pre-Hispanic population from the Peruvian Andes. Tiffiny A. Tung, Natasha Vang, and Maya B. Krause. April.

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83rd Annual Meeting for the Society of American Association of Physical Anthropologists | New Orleans, Louisiana

2018. Two individuals, one urn burial from La Real, Peru: A bioarchaeological investigation of urn burial practices. Emily Smith, Taylor MacDonald, Dil Basanti, Tiffiny A. Tung. April.


2017

82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology | Vancouver, Canada

2017. Paleodiet in the Atacama Desert (Arica, Chile) and Andean Highlands (Ayacucho Basin, Peru) using stable isotope analyses of dental calculus.Simon R. Poulson, Susan C. Kuzminsky, G. Richard Scott, and Tiffiny A. Tung.

2017. Grappling with Complexity: A Forum in Honor of Katharina Schreiber. Commentator.

2017. Childhood Diets and Residential Mobility in the Late Intermediate Period, Colca Valley, Peru: A study of Carbon and Oxygen Isotope Ratios from Dental Apatite. Matthew C. Velasco, Quianhui Pi, Tiffiny A. Tung.

2017. Documenting Dietary Effects of Imperial Collapse and Drought: Bioarchaeology and Stable Isotope Analysis at Huari-Vegachayoq Moqo, Peru. Taylor MacDonald, Natasha P. Vang, Tiffiny A. Tung

2017. Rural Life during and after the Fall of the Wari Empire: A Stable Isotope Analysis of Childhood Diet and Geographical Origins at the Village of Qasa Pampa, Ayacucho, Peru. Sheridan Lea, Natasha Vang, Tiffiny A. Tung.

2017. Diet in Coastal Arequipa, Peru, at the Dawn of the Wari Empire. Beth K. Scaffidi, Natasha P. Vang, Tiffiny A. Tung

2017. Documenting the Forced Migration of Enslaved Peoples at the Grassmere Plantation, Nashville, Tennessee Using Strontium and Lead Isotope Analyses. Tiffiny A. Tung, George Kamenov, Kristina Lee, John Krigbaum. 


2016

9th Annual World congress on Mummy Studies | Lima, Peru

2017. Indiscriminant Violence in Times of War: A Bioarchaeological Study of Terminal and Post-Wari Skeletal Populations from Huari, Ayacucho, Peru. TA Tung.

2016. Dietary Inequality in Times of War: An Isotopic Study of post-Wari Foodways, Ayacucho, Peru.TA Tung, N Vang, T Miller.

2016. Deeper than Bone: Assessing the Epigenetic Effects of Violence among Wari and Post-Wari Populations in the Ayacucho Basin, Peru. RW Smith, TA Tung, AL Non, RS Malhi, DA Bolnick.

2016. Making Enemies, Making Places: Geographic Origins of Mummified Trophy Heads from Uraca, Arequipa, Peru. B Koontz Scaffidi, G Kamenov, TA Tung, M del Castillo Salazar, and J Krigbaum.

2016. Warfare and Foodways: Violence, Dismemberment, and Diet in the Lower Majes Valley, Arequipa, Peru. B Koontz Scaffidi and TA Tung.

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85th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists | Atlanta, Georgia

2016. Osteochondritis Dissecans, Osteoarthritis, and Enthesopathies: Physical Activity and Microtraumas among a Late Intermediate Period Population from the Peruvian Andes. Presented by TA Tung, E Nelson, K Killgrove, J Velez Vazquez (NSF-REU recipient).

2016. Analysis of Long Bone Osteometrics in a Commingled Skeletal Sample from a High Altitude Site in the Ancient Peruvian Andes. K Yarlagadda (NSF-REU recipient) and TA Tung.

2016. Evaluating Deamination-based Approaches for Inferring DNA Methylation in Different Genomic Contexts: Insights from Two Ancient Genomes. RW Smith, E Mallott, J Lindo, M Rogers, B Hollister, DA Bolnick, A Non, TA Tung, and R Malhi. Presented at the 85thAnnual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Atlanta, GA.

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81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology | Orlando, Florida

2016. Evaluating the Utility of Stable Oxygen Isotope Analysis to Study Ancient Migration and Climate Reconstruction in the Ayacucho Basin of Peru. TA Tung, T Miller (NSF-REU recipient), and J Oster.

2016. Epidemiological Crisis with Imperial Collapse? Investigating the Osteological Evidence for Bacterial Infections among post-Wari Communities in the Peruvian Andes. EA Nelson, EA Sharp, TA Tung

2016. That’s a Wrap: Understanding Processes of Cranial Modification among post-Wari populations from Huari-Vegachayoq Moqo, Peru. T Proctor and TA Tung.

2016. The standardization of prehistoric cranial vault modification practices in the Andes: a 3D geometric morphometric analysis. S Kuzminsky, TA Tung, M Hubbe, A Villaseñor Marchal.


2015

80th Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archaeology | San Francisco, California

2015. Documenting Forced Movement of African Slaves to the Grassmere Plantation, Nashville, Tennessee using Carbon and Oxygen Stable Isotope Analysis. TA Tung, M Shea (Hillsboro High School student), and L DeSantis.


2014

79th Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archaeology | Austin, Texas

2014. Characterizing the Victims of Lethal Violence after the Collapse of the Wari Empire: Bioarchaeological and Isotopic Analysis of Massacre Victims at Huari, Peru.

2014. 3D Dental Microwear Analysis of Maya Elites from Cancuén, Guatemala. A Winburn, TA Tung, L DeSantis.


2013

Western Bioarchaeology Group Conference | Berkeley, California

2013. Investigating the Social Context of Cranial Vault Modification Practices in the Andes: A 3D Morphometric Approach. S Kuzminsky and TA Tung

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Food and Warfare Conference | UC Santa Barba – Dept. of Anthropology

2013. Violence and Dietary Practices: The Effects of Wari Collapse and Climate Change. TA Tung, L DeSantis, and D Kennett.

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78th Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archaeology | Honolulu, Hawaii

2013. The Wari Empire: What have We Learned from Bioarchaeological Analysis of Wari Skeletons? Presented in the symposium, “Complex Societies in the Andes: Papers in Honor of Bill Isbell”.


2012

Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association | San Francisco, California

2012. The (Effective) Agency of Beaten and Dismembered Bodies in the Ancient Andes. Presented in the symposium “Blurring the Borders Between Life and Death: Theorizing Postmortem Agency in Bioarchaeology”.

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4th Biennial Archaeological Sciences of America Symposium | Nashville, Tennessee

2012. Assessing the standardization of ancient cranial vault modification practices using 3D laser scanning and geometric morphometric techniques. S Kuzminsky and TA Tung.

2012. Applying Stable Isotope Analysis to Document Drought and Diet after Wari Imperial Decline in the Peruvian Andes. J Kelly, L DeSantis, and TA Tung

2012. Investigation of diet and aridity in camelids from the Middle Horizon and Late Intermediate Period of Peru. L Yann, TA Tung, and L De Santis.

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77th Annual Meeting for the Society of American Archaeology | Memphis, Tennessee

2012. Consequences of State Collapse: Violence, Trepanation, and Cranioplasty in the Post-Wari Era of Peru. EA Sharp and TA Tung.

2012. Fetus Burials in the Wari Empire of the Ancient Andes. TA Tung, AG Cook, B Wolff.

2012. Examining Wari Influence in the Callejón de Huaylas: A Bioarchaeological Study of a Skeletal Sample from Hualcayán. R Witt, TA Tung, R Bria, and C Pink.


2011

68th Annual Southeastern Archaeology Conference | Jacksonville, Florida

2011. Pain in Her Knees: Comparing Osteoarthritis Prevalence in Mississippian Tennessee and Georgia Populations. November 2-5.

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Annual Conference for the School of Science and Math | Vanderbilt University

2011. Diet and Climate after the Fall of the Wari Empire in the Ancient Peruvian Andes. JE Kelly (student at MLK Jr. High School), L DeSantis, and TA Tung. July 15.

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76th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology | Sacramento, California

2011. Mississippian Stress: A Comparative Study of Degenerative Joint Disease in Tennessee and Georgia. EM Lofaro and TA Tung

2011. Discussant for symposium, Human Sacrifice on the North Coast of Peru: New Perspectives from Diachronic and Multidisciplinary Studies of Ancient Ritual Killing, organized by Haagen Klaus and J. Marla Toyne.


2010

79th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists | Albuquerque, New Mexico

2010. A bioarchaelogical reconstruction of cultural perspectives of violence in the ancient Andes. Presented in the symposium, “Bioarchaelogical Signatures of Violence and Aggression.”

2010. Traumatic injury and physical activity: correlations between musculoskeletal and fractures on the clavicle. CS Koontz and TA Tung.

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75th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology | Saint Louis, Missouri

2010. Morbidity Patterns in Ancient Nasca, Peru: A Bioarchaeological Study of Skeletal Health and Trauma.  TA Tung and KJ Schreiber. Presented in the symposium, “An Integrative Vision: Papers in Celebration of the Life and Work of Phillip L. Walker (1947-2009).”

2010. Corn and Coca in the post-Wari Era: Dental Health, Diet, and Subsistence Practices after State Collapse in the Highland Andes. A Tribbett and TA Tung.

2010. An Accident Waiting to Happen? Violent and Accidental Injuries among Wari and post-Wari Populations in the Central Andes. EA Sharp and TA Tung.


2009

108th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2009. Captives for Sacrifice, Captives for Life: Abducting Men, Women, and Children in the Wari Empire. Presented in symposium, “Ripped Flesh and Torn Souls” Biological Effects of Captivity and Slavery in Ancient Populations.

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74th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology | Atlanta, Georgia

2009. Broken Bodies: Disciplining The Body And The Body Politic In Ancient Wari Society. Presented in the symposium, “Violence and Warfare as Embodied Action.”

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78th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists | Chicago, Illinois

2009. Straight to the bone: identifying cutmarks on human bone. M Valasco and TA Tung.


2008

73rd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology | Vancouver, Canada

2008. Performative Violence in the Wari Empire of the Peruvian Andes. Presented in the symposium, “Socially Embedded Violence in the Ancient Americas: Beyond Sacrifice and Cannibalism.” March 2008.

2008. The Wari Military: Rank, Class, and Status as Viewed Through Art and the Body. J Ochatoma, TA Tung, and M Cabrera. Presented in the symposium, “Rethinking Class and Status in the Andes.” March 2008.

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77th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropology | Columbus, Ohio

2008. Genetic Continuity from Wari Post-Wari Time in the Imperial Heartland: Analysis of ancient mtDNA and skeletal traits from Conchopata and Huari. BM Kemp and TA Tung. April.

2008. Violence in post-imperial times: cranial trauma among post-Wari burials in the former imperial heartland, Peru. April.

2008. Bioarchaeological analysis of a late prehispanic population from two burial towers in the Colca Valley, Peru. C Domanska, TA Tung, SA Wernke. April.

2008. It’s the hard knock life: degenerative joint disease in a post-imperial Andean population. EA Sharp and TA Tung. April.


2007

72nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology | Austin, Texas

2007. Trauma and Violence at the Wari Capital: Bioarchaeological Analysis of the Monqachayoq Burials at Huari. April 25-28.

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76th Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropology | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2007. Is it Trauma? Identifying Pre- Peri- and Post-mortem Skeletal Fractures. Poster. March 25-29.

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32nd Annual Meeting of the Human Biology Association | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2007. Mitochondrial DNA variation of ancient and contemporary Andean Populations in Peru. BM Kemp and TA Tung. Poster. March 22-23.


2006

25th Annual Northeast Conference for Andean Archaeology and Ethnohistory | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2006. Warfare, Raids, and Ritual Violence in the Wari Empire: A Bioarchaeological Study of Trauma among Populations from Conchopata and the Majes valley, Peru. October.

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71st Meeting for the Society for American Archaeology | San Juan, Puerto Rico

2006. Organizer and Chair of session entitled, Bioarchaeological Insights into Ancient Imperialism: Perspectives from the Old and New Worlds. 14 presenters, 2 discussants. April.

2006. The Bioarchaeology of Imperialism. Presented in the session, “Bioarchaeological Insights into Ancient Imperialism: Perspectives from the Old and New Worlds.” April.

2006. Expressing Life through Death: mortuary rituals in Huari society. AG Cook and TA Tung. Presented in the session, “The Archaeology of Death.” April.

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75th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists | Anchorage, Alaska

2006. Identifying the Origin of Wari Trophy Heads in the Ancient Andes using Bioarchaeology and Archaeological ChemistryTA Tung and KJ Knudson. March.

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231st Annual Meeting of the American Chemical Society | Atlanta, Georgia

2006. Using Archaeological Chemistry to Identify the Geographic Origins of Trophy Heads in the Central Andes. KJ Knudson and TA Tung.


2005

11th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists | Cork, Ireland

2005. Wari Trophy Heads as State Propaganda in the Ancient Andes. Presented in the session, “Skull Collection, Modification, and Decoration.” September 5-11.

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International Symposium of Archaeology of the South Central Andes | Catholic University of Santa Maria – Arequipa, Peru

2005. Batallas, tinku, y otras formas de violencia durante la época Wari.  June 30-July 2.

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74th Annual Meeting of The American Association of Physical Anthropologists | Milwaukee, Wisconsin

2005. A River with Parasites Runs Through It: porotic lesions as evidence for iron loss and anemia among three prehispanic populations in the Andes of Peru.


2004

Seminario de Arquelogía | Universidad Nacional de Fredrico Villareal – Lima, Peru

2005. Una visión de la salud comunitaria en el valle de Majes durante la época WariTA Tung and M Castillo. September.

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73rd Annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists | Tampa, Florida

2005. Raiding and Ritual Violence in the Ancient Andes: a study of cranial trauma among populations from Majes Valley, Peru.  April.

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69th Meeting for the Society for American Archaeology | Montreal, Canada

2005. The Social Life of Human Trophies in the Andes: a view from the Late Preceramic to Middle Horizon periods. March.

2005. Community Health during the Middle Horizon (AD 600-1000): a view from a Wari provincial village in the Majes ValleyTA Tung and M Castillo. Presented in the session “Uncovering Socail Organization in the Andes: Recent Developments in Bioarchaeology.” March.

2005. Atomic llama: can stable isotope analysis of camelid hair be used to measure prehistoric Andean pastoralist migration and herding practices? R Gladwell, L Pacheco, V Atudorei, TA Tung. March.


2003

72nd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists | Tempe, Arizona

2003. Bioarchaeological Analysis of Wari Trophy Heads: evidence from Conchopata, Peru. April.


2002

67th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology | Denver, Colorado

2002. Intermediate Elites and Their Role in Wari Imperialism as Identified Through Bioarchaeological and Mortuary Analysis. TA Tung and AG Cook. Presented in the session “Intermediate Elite Agency in Pre-Colombian States and Empires.” March.


2001

66th Annual Meeting of the The Society for American Archaeology | New Orleans, Louisiana

2001. Health, Disease, and Diet in the Wari Heartland: a bioarchaeological analysis of the Conchopata population. March.


2000

VI Latin American Biological Anthropology Conference | Montevideo, Uruguay

2000. The Wari Empire (AD 600-1000) and its Health Impact on Peoples from Majes Valley, Peru: a bioarchaeological study of diet, disease, and violent conflict. October.


1998

55th Annual Meeting of The Southeastern Archaeological Conference | Greenville, South Carolina

1998. The Bioarchaeology of Mission San Luis de Talimali. November.

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67th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists | Salt Lake City, Utah

1998. Kinship Groupings of Hellenistic-Early Roman Populations from Athienou-Malloura, Cyprus. April.