About the Author
Dennis Ogburn is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He is an anthropologist specializing in the archaeology of the New World. His primary research is concentrated in Andean South America, where he has conducted field work mainly in Ecuador, but also in Peru. Main interests include understanding the processes of expansion and maintenance of the Inco Empire and other conquest states in the New World and combining advanced scientific techniques (geochemical sourcing and GIS) with analysis of historical materials (ethnohistory).
Christina A. Conlee is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Texas State University. Her research areas include Archaeology of the Andean area of South America, collapse of complex societies, social transformations, and ceramic analysis. Her research is currently focused in the Nasca region on the south coast of Peru.