Beginning in 1994, the Proyecto Tiksi Kjarka conducted a complete survey of the Islands of the Sun and Moon in southern Lake Titicaca, along with test excavations of important Inca, Tiwanaku, and pre-Tiwanaku sites. This book provides the final results of this work on one of the most important locations in the circum-Titicaca Basin, with detailed survey and excavation data indispensable for Andeanists and other scholars interested in the development of complex political, economic, and ritual systems in prehistory.
Charles Stanish has worked in the Titicaca region for over 25 years in both Bolivia and Peru. He holds the Lloyd Cotsen Chair in Archaeology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Brian S. Bauer is professor of anthropology at the University of Illinois at Chicago.