John T. Besom, Research Associate
PhD, Binghamton University, 2000
For 20 years I have been conducting research on human sacrifice and mountain worship in the southern Andes during the Inka period (AD 1400-1532).
2013 Inka Sacrifice and Mountain Worship: Strategies for Empire Unification. Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press.
2010 "Inka Sacrifice and the Mummy of Salinas Grandes." Latin American Antiquity, 21(4): 399-422. Washington, DC: Society for American Archaeology.
2009 Of Summits and Sacrifice: An Ethnohistoric Study of Inka Ritual Practices. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press.
2003 "The Qhapaq Huchas of the Inka Empire." Mummies in a New Millennium: Proceedings of the Fourth World Congress on Mummy Studies - Nuuk, Greenland, September 4th to 10th, 2001. Danish Polar Center Publications No. 11. Edited by Niels Lynnerup, Claus Andreasen, and Joel Berglund. Copenhagen, Denmark: Danish Polar Center, Greenland National Museum and Archives.
2000 Mummies, Mountains, and Immolations: Strategies for Unifying the Inka Empire's Southern Quarters. Unpublished PhD dissertation. Binghamton, NY: Dept. of Anthropology, Binghamton University.
1991 "Another Mummy." Natural History, 4: 66-67. New York, NY: American Museum of Natural History.
1987 The Mummy of the Mountain. Unpublished Master's thesis. Binghamton, NY: Dept. of Anthropology, Binghamton University.
1985 "An Introduction to Bactrian Coinage." The Numismatist, 98(5): 906-911. Colorado Springs, CO: American Numismatic Association.
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