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Colorado State University (Fort Collins, CO 80521-2807)
Mary Van Buren (Project Director: September 2001 to present)

Inka, Spanish, and Indigenous Silver Production in Porco, Bolivia

To support a multidisciplinary study of metallurgical techniques and economic aspects of both Inka and Spanish silver production in Porco (present-day Bolivia).

The research proposed here will integrate archaeological, historical, archaeometallurgical, and ethnographic data to gain insight into the organization of silver production at a historically important mining center in southern Bolivia and how it changed as a result of the Inka and Spanish conquests.

Project fields:

Collaborative Research

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$90,000 (approved)
$60,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2002 – 8/31/2004