Book: Violence, Ritual, and the Wari Empire, Univ. Press of Florida. 2012. (Paperback, 2013)

My other publications are listed below.

2023 Climate change, human health, and resilience in the Holocene. G Robbins Schug, JE Buikstra, SN DeWitte… TA Tung, +21 authors listed in alphabetical order. PNAS, 120 (4) e2209472120.

2022. Who Me? I’m a Bioarchaeologist. World Scientific Publishing Co. (Children’s book for 5th graders, aimed at getting kids interested in science, archaeology, and careers in STEM.)

2022. Flexible agropastoral strategies during the 1st millennium CE in southern Peru: Examining yunga Arequipa camelid husbandry practices during Wari expansion through stable isotope analysis (δ13C and δ15N) in the Majes and Sihuas Valleys. AK Alaica, BK Scaffidi, LM González La Rosa, J Jennings, KJ Knudson, TA Tung. Quaternary International. View article.

2022. Twenty-first century bioarchaeology: Taking stock and moving forward. JE Buikstra, S. Dewitte, et al. Yearbook of Biological Anthropology. View Article.

In Press. Maize as a Marker: An Isotopic Perspective on Childhood Diets and the Constitutive Power of Food in the Lower Majes Valley, Peru. BK Scaffidi, NP Vang, TA Tung. In M. Alfonso-Durutty & D. Blom (Eds.), Transforming Foods in the Ancient Andes: Archaeological and Ethnohistorical Studies of Food, Diet, and Cuisine, Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press.

2021. Ten millennia of hepatitis B virus evolution. A. Kocher…J. Krause, D. Kuhnert, et al. Science. Vol. 374, No. 6564:182-188. View Article.

2021. Seasonality or short-term mobility among trophy head victims and villagers?: Understanding late-life dietary change in the pre-Hispanic Andes through stable isotope analysis (δ13C/δ15N) of archaeological hair keratin and bone collagen. BK Scaffidi, TA Tung, KJ Knudson. Jrnl of Archaeological Science-Reports. View Article

2021. Making and Marking Maleness and Valorizing Violence: A Bioarchaeological Analysis of Embodiment in the Andean Past. Current Anthropology, Vol 62. View Article

2021. Shaping Dietary Histories: Exploring the Relationship between Cranial Modification and Childhood Feeding in a High-Altitude Andean Population (1100 – 1450 CE). M Velasco, TA Tung. Jrnl of Anthropological Archaeology 62:101298. View Article

2021. Late Intermediate Period Funerary Traditions, Population Aggregation, and the Ayllu in the Sihuas Valley, Peru. J Jennings, WY Álvarez, S Bautista, BK Scaffidi, TA Tung, A Alacica, S Berquist, LM González La Rosa, B Rizzuto. Latin American Antiquity. View Article

2021. The Character of Conflict: a bioarchaeological study of violence in the Nasca highlands of Peru during the Late Intermediate period (950 – 1450 C.E.). McCool, Weston C., Tiffiny A. Tung, Joan Brenner Coltrain, Aldo Accinelli, Douglas J. Kennett. American Jrnl of Physical Anthropology. View Article

2020. Early Specialized Maritime and Maize Economies on the North Coast of Peru. Tiffiny A. Tung, Tom D. Dillehay, Robert S. Feranec. and Larisa R. G. DeSantis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS), 117 (51) 32308-32319. View Article

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. View Article

2020. Andean Isoscapes: Creating and testing oxygen isoscape models to aid in the identification of missing persons in Peru. J Zimmer-Dauphinee,B Koontz Scaffidi, TA Tung. In Humanitarian Forensic Science: Interacting with the Dead and the Living. Eds. D Ubelaker and R Parra. John Wiley & Sons. View Article

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. View Article

2020. Performing Identity and Revealing Structures of Violence through Purposeful Pain. In Purposeful Pain, eds. S. Sheridan, L Gregoricka. Springer Press. View Article

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. View Article

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. View Article

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. View Article

2019. Performing Identity and Revealing Structures of Violence through Purposeful Pain. In Purposeful Pain, eds. S. Sheridan, L Gregoricka. Springer Press. P. 253-264.

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. View Article

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. View Article

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. View Article

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). View Article

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. View 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. View Article

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. View Article

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. View Article

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. View Article

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. View Article

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. View Article

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. View Article

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. View Article

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. View 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. View Article

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. View Article

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

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

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. View Article

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

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. View Article

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. View Article

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. View Article

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. View Article

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.

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. View Article

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. View Article

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. View Article

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.

2008. Tung TA. Life on the Move: Bioarchaeological Contributions to the Study of Migration and Diaspora Communities in the Andes. In Handbook of South American Archaeology, eds. H Silverman and W Isbell. New York: Springer Press, 671-680. View Article

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. View Article

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. View Article

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.

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. View Article

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. View Article

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. View Article

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. View Article

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. View Article

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. View Article

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.

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. View Article

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. View Article

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.

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.