Anthropological bioarchaeology; Andean archaeology; bioarchaeology of states and empires; imperial decline; early Hispanic colonialism; bioarchaeology of slavery in the Americas; skeletal trauma and violence; stable isotope analysis; paleopathology
Information about her other research projects, publications, and public outreach can be viewed at her webpage: https://tiffinytung.com
Tung, Tiffiny A. 2012. Violence, ritual, and the Wari Empire: A social bioarchaeology of imperialism in the ancient Andes. University Press of Florida.
Jennings, Justin et al. 2021. Late Intermediate Period Funerary Traditions, Population Aggregation, and the Ayllu in the Sihuas Valley, Peru. Latin American Antiquity. View Article.
Velasco, Matthew and Tung, Tiffiny A. 2021. Shaping dietary histories: Exploring the relationship between cranial modification and childhood feeding in a high-altitude Andean population (1100-1450 CE). Jrnl of Anthropological Archaeology View Article.
Tung, Tiffiny A. 2021. Making and Marking Maleness and Valorizing Violence: A Bioarchaeological Analysis of Embodiment in the Andean Past. Current Anthropology, Vol 62. View Article
Tung, Tiffiny A., et al. 2020. Early Specialized Maritime and Maize Economies on the North Coast of Peru. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS). View Article.
McCool, Weston C., Tiffiny A. Tung, Joan Brenner Coltrain, Aldo Accinelli, Douglas J. Kennett. 2020. The Character of Conflict: a bioarchaeological study of violence in the Nasca highlands of Peru during the Late Intermediate period (950 - 1450 C.E.). American Journal of Physical Anthropology. View Article.
Nelson, Elizabeth A., et al. 2020. Advances in the molecular detection of tuberculosis in pre-contact Andean South America. International Journal of Paleopathology 29:128-140. View Article.
Scaffidi, Beth K., and Tiffiny A. Tung. 2020. Endemic violence in a preâ€ÂÂHispanic Andean community: A bioarchaeological study of cranial trauma from the Majes Valley, Peru. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 172(2):246-269. View Article.
Scaffidi, Beth K., et al. 2020. Drinking Locally: A Water 87Sr/86Sr Isoscape for Geolocation of Archeological Samples in the Peruvian Andes. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 8(281). View Article.
Kuzminsky, Susan C., Thomas J. Snyder, and Tiffiny A. Tung. 2020. The limited efficacy of 3D models for teaching students sex estimations based on cranial traits: A case for investment in osteology teaching labs. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 30(2): 275-280.
Tung, Tiffiny A., et al. 2019. Constrained Agency while Negotiating Spanish Colonialism: A Bio archaeological, Isotopic, and Ancient DNA Study of the Vinchos Cave Mummies, Ayacucho, Peru.
Tung, Tiffiny A., and Kelly J. Knudson. 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. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 165(1):149-172. View Article.
Kuzminsky, Susan C., et al. 2016. The application of 3D geometric morphometrics and laser surface scanning to investigate the standardization of cranial vault modification in the Andes. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 10:507-513.
WY Yepez, J Jennings, and TA Tung. 2016. La Real: Un Contexto Funerario Influenciado por los Wari en el Sur Peruano. Nuevas Perspectivas en la organización política Huari. Eds. Milosz Giersz and Krysztof Makowski. Andes Estudios Precolombinos, Vol. 9:121-170. View Article.
Jennings, Justin, et al. 2015. Shifting local, regional, and interregional relations in Middle Horizon Peru: Evidence from La Real. Latin American Antiquity:382-400. View Article
Mithen, Steven, et al. 2015. Death and architecture: the Pre-Pottery Neolithic A burials at WF16, Wadi Faynan, Southern Jordan. Death Rituals, Social Order and the Archaeology of Immortality in the Ancient World:'Death Shall Have No Dominion'.
Tung, Tiffiny A. 2014. Agency,‘Til death do us part? Inquiring about the agency of dead bodies from the ancient Andes. Cambridge Archaeological Journal 24(3):437-452. View Article
Arkush, Elizabeth, and Tiffiny A. Tung. 2013. 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(4):307-369.
Dillehay TD, et al. 2012. Chronology, Moundbuilding and Environment at Huaca Prieta, coastal Peru, from 13,700 to 4,000 years ago. Antiquity 86:48-70. View Article.
Tung, Tiffiny A. 2012. Bioarchaeology of Migration. Society for American Archaeology Record, Vol. 12(3):42-45. View Article.
D Gifford-Gonzalez, A S Agbe-Davies, and Tiffiny A. Tung. 2012. The SAA's Historically Underrepresented Groups Scholarship Fund: A New Opportunity and Challenge. Society for American Archaeology Record. Vol. 12(5):11-16. View Article.
Jasmine Kelly (high school student), LRG DeSantis, and Tiffiny A. Tung. 2012. Reconstructing Climate Change and Food Production in the Ancient Peruvian Andes Using Stable Isotope Analysis. Young Scientist 2:31-33. View Article.
Jasmine Kelly (high school student), LRG DeSantis, and Tiffiny A. Tung. 2011. Investigating regional mobility in the southern hinterland of the Wari Empire: biogeochemistry at the site of Beringa, Peru. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 145(2):299-310. View Article.
Tung, Tiffiny A., and Kelly J. Knudson. 2011. 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(3):247-261.
Tung, Tiffiny A., and Kelly J. Knudson. 2010. Childhood lost: abductions, sacrifice, and trophy heads of children in the Wari empire of the ancient Andes. Latin American Antiquity:44-66.
Kemp BM, Tiffiny A. Tung, and M Summar. 2009. 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.
Tung, Tiffiny A. 2008. Dismembering bodies for display: a bioarchaeological study of trophy heads from the Wari site of Conchopata, Peru. American Journal of Physical Anthropology: The Official Publication of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists 136(3):294-308. View Article.
Tung, Tiffiny A. 2008. Violence after imperial collapse: A study of cranial trauma among Late Intermediate period burials from the former Huari capital, Ayacucho, Peru. Nawpa Pacha 29(1):101-117.
Tung, Tiffiny A., and Kelly J. Knudson. 2008. Social identities and geographical origins of Wari trophy heads from Conchopata, Peru. Current Anthropology 49(5):915-925.
Stojanowski, Christopher M., et al. 2007. Biological structure and health implications from tooth size at Mission San Luis de Apalachee. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 132(2):207-222. View Article.
Tung, Tiffiny A. 2007. The village of Beringa at the periphery of the Wari Empire: A site overview and new radiocarbon dates. Andean Past 8(1):18.
Tung, Tiffiny A., Martha Cabrera, and José Ochatoma. 2007. Cabezas trofeo Wari: Rituales del cuerpo en el recinto ceremonial en" D" de Conchopata. Revista de Investigación UNSCH 15(2).
Knudson, Kelly J., et al. 2005. 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.
Palma, Martha R., et al. 2020. The period of violence in Peru (1980–2000). In Forensic Science and Humanitarian Action. R.C. Parra, S.C. Zapico, and D.H. Ubelaker, eds. Pp. 331-343. View Book Chapter.
Tung, Tiffiny A. 2020. Performing Identity and Revealing Structures of Violence Through Purposeful Pain. In Purposeful Pain: The Bioarchaeology of Intentional Suffering. S.G. Sheridan and L.A. Gregoricka, eds. Pp. 253-264. Bioarchaeology and Social Theory. Cham: Springer International Publishing. View Book Chapter.
Zimmerâ€ÂÂDauphinee, James, Beth K. Scaffidi, and Tiffiny A. Tung. 2020. Andean isoscapes. In Forensic Science and Humanitarian Action. Pp. 311-329. View Book Chapter.
Tung, Tiffiny A., et al. 2017. Estimating Haplogroup Affiliation through Ancient mtDNA Analysis from the Huaca Prieta Burials. In Where the land meets the sea: fourteen millennia of human history at Huaca Prieta, Peru. T.D. Dillehay, ed. Pp. 733-738: University of Texas Press. View Book Chapter.
Tung, Tiffiny A. 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. H. Klaus and M. Toyne, eds. Pp. 361-370: University of Texas Press. View Book Chapter.
Tung, Tiffiny A. 2016. Commingled bodies and mixed and communal identities. In Theoretical approaches to analysis and interpretation of commingled human remains. Pp. 243-251: Springer. View Book Chapter.
Tung, Tiffiny A. 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. K. Haagen and M. Toyne, eds. Pp. 361-371-: University of Texas Press. View Book Chapter.
Tung, Tiffiny A., et al. 2016. Patterns of Violence and Diet among Children during a Time of Imperial Decline and Climate Change in the Peruvian Andes. In Food and Warfare. A. VanDerwarker and G. Wilson, eds. Pp. Food and Warfare: Springer Press. View Book Chapter.
Tung, Tiffiny A. 2014. 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 Book Chapter.
Tung, Tiffiny A. 2014. Gender-based Violence in the Wari and Post-Wari Eras of the Andes. In In The Routledge Handbook of the Bioarchaeology of Human Conflict. C. Knüsel and M. Smith, eds. Pp. 333-354. Routledge Press. View Book Chapter.
Lewis, Cecil, and Tiffiny A. Tung. 2013. 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 Book Chapter.
Tung, Tiffiny A. 2013. 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 Book Chapter.
Tung, Tiffiny A. 2012. The Wari Empire. In The Oxford Companion to Archaeology, ed. NA Silberman. New York: Oxford University Press. View Book Chapter.
Tung, Tiffiny A. 2012. 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 Book Chapter.
Harper, NK, and Tiffiny A. Tung. 2012. 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 Book Chapter.
Knudson, KJ, and Tiffiny A. Tung. 2007. 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 Book Chapter.
Tung, Tiffiny A. 2007. From Corporeality to Sanctity: Transforming Bodies into Trophy Heads in the Prehispanic Andes. In The Taking and Displaying of Human Trophies by Amerindians, eds. R Chacon and D Dye. Springer Press. Pp. 477-500.
Tung, Tiffiny A., and B.D. Owen. 2006. 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.
Tung, Tiffiny A., and A.G. Cook. 2006. Intermediate-Elite Agency in the Wari Empire: The Bioarchaeological and Mortuary Evidence. In Intermediate Elites in Pre-Columbian States and Empires, eds. C Elson and A Covey. Pp. 68-93. Tuscon: University of Arizona Press.
Tung, Tiffiny A., and M. Del Castillo. 2005. Una Visión de la Salud Comunitaria en el Valle de Majes durante la Época Wari. In Muerte y Evidencias Funerarias en los Andes Centrales: Avances y Perspectivas. Pp. 149-172. Lima: Universidad Nacional de Federico Villareal.
de la Vega, E., K.L. Frye, and Tiffiny A. Tung. 2005. 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.
Tung, Tiffiny A. 2007. Book review of The Body as Material Culture: A Theoretical Osteoarchaeology, by Joanna Sofaer. Cambridge Archaeology Journal, October, Volume 17(3):364-366.
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