Book: Violence, Ritual, and the Wari Empire, University Press of Florida. 2012.

My other publications are listed below.

2020. Drinking Locally: A Water 87Sr/86Sr Isoscape for Geolocation of Archaeological Samples in the Peruvian Andes. Scaffidi BK, Tung TA, Gordon G, Alaica AK, Gonzalez La Rosa LM, Marsteller SJ, Dahlstedt A, Schach E, Knudon KJ. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 8(281): 1-24. PDF

2020. Finding Family using Forensic Isoscapes: The Application of Stable Oxygen Isotope Analysis in Peru. J Zimmer, C Koontz Scaffidi, TA Tung. In Humanitarian Forensic Science: Interacting with the Dead and the Living. Eds. D Ubelaker and R Parra. John Wiley & Sons. Chp.21

2020. The Period of Violence in Peru (1980 – 2000): Applying isotope analysis and isoscapes in forensic cases of the unidentified deceased in Peru. M Palma, TA Tung, RC Parra, LA Condori. In Humanitarian Forensic Science: Interacting with the Dead and the Living. Eds. D Ubelaker and R Parra. John Wiley & Sons. Chp.22

2020. Performing Identity and Revealing Structures of Violence through Purposeful Pain. In Purposeful Pain, eds. S. Sheridan, L Gregoricka. Springer Press. Pp. 253-264.

2020. Advances in the Paleopathology of Tuberculosis in Pre-contact Andean South America. E Neslon, J Buikstra, A Herbig, TA Tung, K Bos. International Jrnl of Paleopathology.

2020. Endemic Violence in a pre-Hispanic Andean community: A bioarchaeological study of cranial trauma from Majes Valley, Peru. C Koontz Scaffidi and TA Tung. American Journal of Physical Anthropology.

2019. Constrained Agency while Negotiating Spanish Colonialism: A Bioarchaeological, Isotopic, and Ancient DNA Study of the Vinchos Cave Mummies, Ayacucho, Peru. TA Tung, RA Smith, N Creanza, C Monroe, D Bolnick, B Kemp. Bioarchaeology International. Vol 3 (3): 186-215. DOI:

2019. The Limited Efficacy of 3D Models for Teaching Students Sex Estimations Based on Cranial Traits: A Case for Investment in Osteology Teaching Labs. S Kuzminsky, T Snyder, TA Tung. Short report. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology.

2018. Stable isotope analysis of a pre-Hispanic Andean community: Reconstructing pre-Wari and Wari era diets in the hinterland of the Wari empire, Peru. TA Tung and KJ Knudson. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. Vol. 165: 149-172. PDF.

2017. Estimating Haplogroup Affiliation through Ancient mtDNA Analysis from the Huaca Prieta Burials. TA Tung, C Lewis, R Tito, M Summar. In Where the Land Meets the Sea: Fourteen Millennia of Human Prehistory on the North Coast of Peru. Ed, T. Dillehay. Univ. of Texas Press. p. 733-738. PDF.

2016. The Application of 3D Geometric Morphometrics and Laser Surface Scanning to Investigate the Standardization of Cranial Vault Modification in the Andes. S Kuzminsky, TA Tung, M Hubbe, A Villasenor. Journal of Archaeological Science-Reports, 10 (507-513). PDF.

2016. Practicing and Performing Sacrifice. In Reconstructing Ritual Killing on the North Coast of Peru: Archaeological Studies of Sacrifice and Violence in the Ancient Andes. Eds. H Klaus and M Toyne. Univ. of Texas Press. PDF.

2016. Patterns of Violence and Diet among Children during a Time of Imperial Decline and Climate Change in the Peruvian Andes. TA Tung, M Miller, L DeSantis, E Sharp, J Kelly. In Food and Warfare. Eds. A VanDerwarker and G Wilson. Heidelberg: Springer Press, p.193-228. PDF.

2016. La Real: Un Contexto Funerario Influenciado por los Wari en el Sur Peruano. WY Yepez, J Jennings, TA Tung. Nuevas Perspectivas en la organización política Huari. Eds. Milosz Giersz and Krysztof Makowski. Andes Estudios Precolombinos, Vol. 9:121-170. PDF.

2015. Shifting Local, Regional, and Interregional Relations in Middle Horizon Peru: Evidence from La Real. J Jennings, TA Tung, and W Yépez Álvarez. Latin American Antiquity. Vol. 26(3):382-400. PDF.

2015. Commingled Bodies and Mixed and Communal Identities. In Theoretical Approaches to Analysis and Interpretation of Commingled Human Remains, ed. A Osterholtz. Springer Press. p. 243-251. PDF.

2014. Agency, ‘Til Death do Us Part? Inquiring about the Agency of Dead Bodies from the Ancient Andes. Cambridge Archaeological Journal, Vol. 24 (3), 437-452. PDF.

2014. Tung TA.  Making Warriors, Making War: Violence and Militarism in the Wari Empire. In Embattled Bodies, Embattled Places: War in Pre-Columbian America, Eds. AK Scherer and JW Verano. Dumbarton Oaks Library: Washington D.C. p. 229-258. PDF.

2014. Tung TA.  Gender-based Violence in the Wari and Post-Wari Eras of the Andes. In The Routledge Handbook of the Bioarchaeology of Human Conflict. Eds. C Knüsel and M Smith. Routledge Press.  pp. 333-354. PDF.

2013. Arkush E and Tung TA. Patterns of War in the Andes from the Archaic to the Late Horizon: Insights from Settlement Patterns and Cranial Trauma. Journal of Archaeological Research, 21:307-369. PDF.

2013. Lewis C and Tung TA. Methodological and Ethical Considerations when Sampling Human Osteological Remains. In The Dead Tell Tales: Essays in Honor of Jane E. Buikstra, Ed., MC Lozada and B O’Donnabhain. Cotsen Institute of Archaeology. p. 24-30. PDF.

2013. Tung TA.  Bio-antropología y condiciones de vida. In Wari en Arequipa? Análisis de los contextos funerarios de La Real. Eds. W Yepez Alvarez and J Jennings.  Universidad Católica de Santa Maria.p. 233-259. PDF.

2012. Tung TA.  Violence against Women: Differential Treatment of Local vs. Foreign Females in the Heartland of the Wari Empire, Peru. In Bioarchaeology of Violence. Eds. D Martin, R Harrod, and VR Pérez. University Press of Florida, p. 180-198. PDF.

2012. Tung TA. Violence, Ritual, and the Wari Empire: A Social Bioarchaeology of Imperialism in the Ancient Andes. University Press of Florida. Link to buy book.

2012. Tung TA. Bioarchaeology of Migration. Society for American Archaeology Record, Vol. 12(3):42-45. PDF.

2012. Harper NK and TA Tung. Burial Treatment Based on Kinship?: The Hellenistic-Roman and Venetian-Period Tombs in the Malloura Valley. In Crossroads and Boundaries: The Archaeology of Past and Present in the Malloura Valley, Cyprus. Eds. MK Toumazou, PN Kardulias, and DB Counts. PDF.

2012. The Wari Empire. In The Oxford Companion to Archaeology, ed. NA Silberman. New York: Oxford University Press. PDF.

2012. Reconstructing Climate Change and Food Production in the Ancient Peruvian Andes Using Stable Isotope Analysis. Jasmine Kelly (high school student), LRG DeSantis, and TA Tung. Young Scientist 2:31-33. PDF.

2012. The SAA’s Historically Underrepresented Groups Scholarship Fund: A New Opportunity and Challenge. D Gifford-Gonzalez, A S Agbe-Davies, and TA Tung. Society for American Archaeology Record. Vol. 12(5):11-16. PDF.

2012. Dillehay TD, et al. Chronology, Moundbuilding and Environment at Huaca Prieta, coastal Peru, from 13,700 to 4,000 years ago. Antiquity 86:48-70. PDF.

2011. Tung TA and KJ Knudson.  Identifying Locals, Migrants, and Captives in the Wari Heartland: A Bioarchaeological and Biogeochemical Study of Human Remains from Conchopata, Peru. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 30:247-261. PDF.

2011. Knudson KJ and TA Tung. Investigating Regional Mobility in the Southern Hinterland of the Wari Empire: Biogeochemistry at the Site of Beringa, Peru. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 145:299-310 PDF.

2010. Tribbet  A and TA Tung. Dental Health and Diet in a Post-Wari Population in the Andes. Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Journal 6(1):1-6. PDF.

2010. Tung TA and KJ Knudson. Childhood Lost: Abductions, Sacrifice, and Trophy Heads of Children in the Wari Empire of the Ancient Andes. Latin American Antiquity 21(1):44-66. PDF.

2009. Kemp BM, TA Tung, and M Summar. Genetic Continuity after the Collapse of the Wari Empire: Mitochondrial DNA Profiles from Wari and Post-Wari Populations in the Ancient Andes. American Journal of Physical Anthropology,140:80-91. PDF.

2008. Tung TA. Violence after Imperial Collapse: A Study of Cranial Trauma among Late Intermediate Period Burials from the Former Huari Capital, Ayacucho, Peru. Nawpa Pacha. 29:101-118.  PDF.

2008. Tung TA and KJ Knudson. Social Identities and Geographical Origins of Wari Trophy Heads from Conchopata, Peru. Current Anthropology, 49(5):915-925 + online supplement. PDF.

2008. Tung TA. Bioarchaeological Contributions to the Study of Migration and Diaspora Communities: Case Studies from the Central Andes in the Middle Horizon. In Handbook of South American Archaeology, eds. H Silverman and W Isbell. New York: Springer Press, 671-680. PDF.

2008. Tung TA. Dismembering Bodies for Display: A Bioarchaeological Study of Trophy Heads from the Wari Site of Conchopata, Peru. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 136:294-308. PDF.

2007. Tung TA. Trauma and Violence in the Wari Empire of the Peruvian Andes: Warfare, Raids, and Ritual Fights.American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 133:941-956. PDF.

2007. Tung TA, M Cabrera, J Ochatoma. Cabezas Trofeo Wari: Rituales del Cuerpo en el Recinto Ceremonial en “D” de Conchopata. Revista de Investigacion. Universidad Nacional de San Cristobal de Huamanga, Peru. Vol 15(2):216-227. PDF.

2007. Tung TA. The Village of Beringa at the periphery of the Wari Empire: A Site Overview and New Radiocarbon Dates. Andean Past, Volume 8:253-286. PDF.

2007. Stojanowski CM, CS Larsen, TA Tung, and BG McEwan. Biological Structure and Health Implications from Tooth Size at Mission San Luis de Apalachee. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 132:207-222. PDF.

2007. Knudson KJ and TA Tung. Using Archaeological Chemistry to Investigate the Geographic Origins of Trophy Heads in the Central Andes. In Archaeological Chemistry: Analytical Techniques and Archaeological Interpretation. Eds. Glascock, Michael D., Speakman, Robert J., Popelka-Filcoff, Rachel. Pp. 91-98. PDF.

2007. Tung TA. Book review of The Body as Material Culture: A Theoretical Osteoarchaeology, by Joanna Sofaer. Cambridge Archaeology Journal, October, Volume 17(3):364-366. PDF.

2007. Tung TA. From Corporeality to Sanctity: Transforming Bodies into Trophy Heads in the Prehispanic Andes. InThe Taking and Displaying of Human Trophies by Amerindians, eds. R Chacon and D Dye. Springer Press. Pp. 477-500. PDF.

2007. Larsen CS, DL Hutchinson, CM Stojanowski, MA Williamson, MC Griffin, SW Simpson, CB Ruff, MJ Schoeninger, L Norr, MF Teaford, CW Schmidt, and TA Tung. Health and Lifestyle in Georgia and Florida: Agricultural Origins and Intensification in Regional Perspective. In Ancient Health: Skeletal Indicators of Agricultural and Economic Intensification. Edited by MN Cohen and GMM Crane-Kramer. University Press of Florida. PDF.

2006. Tung TA and BD Owen. Violence and Rural Lifeways at Two Peripheral Wari Sites in the Majes Valley of Southern Peru. In Andean Archaeology III, eds. H Silverman and W Isbell. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers. Pp. 435-467. PDF.

2006. Tung TA and AG Cook. Intermediate-Elite Agency in the Wari Empire: The Bioarchaeological and Mortuary Evidence. In Intermediate Elitein Pre-Columbian States and Empires, eds. C Elson and A Covey. Pp. 68-93. Tuscon: University of Arizona Press. PDF.

2005. Knudson KJ, TA Tung, KC Nystrom, TD Price, PD Fullagar. The Origin of the Juch’uypampa Cave Mummies: Strontium Isotope Analysis of Archaeological Human Remains from Bolivia. Journal of Archaeological Science,32(6), 903-913. PDF.

2005. Tung TA and M Del Castillo. Una Visión de la Salud Comunitaria en el Valle de Majes durante la Época Wari. InMuerte y Evidencias Funerarias en los Andes Centrales: Avances y Perspectivas. Pp. 149-172. Lima: Universidad Nacional de Federico Villareal. PDF.

2005. de la Vega E, KL Frye, and TA Tung. The Cave Burial from Molino-Chilacachi. In Advances in the Archaeology of the Titicaca Basin, edited by C Stanish, AB Cohen, and MS Aldenderfer. Pp. 185-195. Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, UCLA Press. PDF.