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Emily Baca Marroquin

Graduate Student

Anthropology

About

I investigates the multidirectional core-periphery interplay with focus on theories of expanding empires and provincial economy. More specifically, I examine the differing economic participation that intermediate elites and commoners of a non-state coastal society engaged with The Inca empire (A.D. 1400-1532), the largest ancient economic system ever recorded in the Americas. To examine economic participation, I focus on imperial and local ceramic distribution and consumption patterns of intermediate elites and commoners households in the Asia Valley, Peru. I am particularly interested to examine to what extend intermediate elites and commoners in the Asia Valley consume imported imperial, provincial, and regional ceramics, or did they exclusively consume local wares? Are there qualitative/quantitative differences in the ceramic distribution and consumption patterns between these social groups?  To what extent and in what ways did intermediate elites and commoners participate to imperial economic policies? Working under the assumption that provincial economies reflect arrangements between empires and provincial societies, my investigation into the differing distribution and consumption patterns of imperial goods between intermediate elites and commoners offers opportunities to expand developing theories of imperial expansion and provincial economy in modern and ancient settings.

 

Selected Grants

University of Illinois at Chicago, Dean's Scholar Fellowship for “Provincial Economy in Chinchaysuyo: Imperial and Local Ceramic Distribution and Consumption, Asia Valley, Peru” (2016-2017), Principal Investigator

Wenner-Gren, Dissertation Fieldwork Grant to support PhD dissertation: “Provincial Economy in Chinchaysuyo: Imperial and Local Ceramic Distribution and Consumption, Asia Valley, Central-Coast, Peru” (2015-2016), Principal Investigator

Field Museum, Women in Science Graduate Student Fellowship (2014-2015), Principal Investigator

Selected Publications

In press          Baca Marroquín, Emily. “An Approximation to the Elite and Non Elite Household Economy in the Asia Valley During the Late Horizon”. In: Grupos Intermedios edited by Giancarlo Marcone. Ministry of Culture. Peru.

In press          Baca Marroquín, Emily and Gianina Comeca. “Interacciones Económicas en las Unidades Residenciales de Elite y No Elite en el Chinchaysuyo, Valle de Asia, Perú”. In: Señoríos Yungas en el Tawantinsuyu: Dinámicas Locales y Políticas Imperiales en la Costa Central y Sur Andina edited by Department of Archaeology at Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Peru

2017   Baca Marroquín, Emily. “Interacciones Políticas del Imperio Inka en la Costa Central–Sur: El Caso del Valle de Asia”. Journal Cuadernos del Qhapac Ñan. Año 4, Número 4, pp. 166-175. Peru

2008   Baca Marroquín, Emily; Yezeña Huaypar and Alejandro Trujillo. “Los estudios arqueométricos en materiales arqueológicos del Período Horizonte Tardío del Valle de Asia. Lima, Perú”. In Arqueología de la Costa Centro Sur Peruana, edited by O. Pinedo and H. Tantaleán, pp. 63-85. Avqi Ediciones, Perú.

2004   Baca Marroquín, Emily. “Excavaciones en el Sitio de Uquira, Valle de Asia”. Boletín de Arqueología PUCP 8:409-428. Fondo Editorial de la PUCP. Peru.

Education

2012 PhD. Candidate, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois at Chicago.
2010 Masters of Arts in Anthropology, University of Illinois at Chicago, revalidated by Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú 2016.
2005 Diploma in Archaeometry, School of Sciences, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Peru
1999 Bachelor of Arts in Archaeology, School of Social Sciences, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Peru (First Class Honors)

Professional Memberships

2008-to present        Society of American Archaeology.

2000-to present        Riva Agüero Institute, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.

Selected Presentations

2018   “Constructing Local Identities in the Central–South Coast. The Coayllos in the Asia Valley”, In the session: A View from the Inside: Subject Narratives and the Creation of Ethnic Identities in the Inka and Aztec Empires. Invited presentation at the 83rd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archeology. Washington, DC. April 11–15.

2017   “Definiendo las Interacciones Económicas en las Unidades Domésticas de Elite y No Elite durante el Horizonte Tardío en el valle de Asia, Costa Central Sur”. Invited presentation at the III Symposium of South Coast Archeology, organized by Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. July 7–8.

2016   “Inca and Local Household Economic Interactions in the Chinchaysuyo, Asia Valley, Peru”. In the session: Colonial Encounters in the Prehispanic Andes. Invited presentation at the 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Orlando, Florida. April 6 – 10

2014   “Inca and Local Pottery in the Chinchaysuyo: Examining Provincial Economy through Ceramic Distribution and Consumption Patterns in the Central Coast, Peru”. In the session: Provincial Uses of Inka Material Culture. Invited presentation at the 79th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Austin, Texas. April 23 − 27.

2013   Sharratt, Nicola and Emily Baca Marroquín. “Casa Tumilaca, Casa Estuquiña?: A Domestic Perspective on the Middle Horizon to LIP Transition in the Moquegua Valley, Peru”. Paper presented at the 41st Annual Midwest Andean Conference on Andean and Amazonian Archaeology and Ethnohistory. DeKalb, Illinois. February 23–24.2012“Inca political strategies in the Asia Valley, Central–South Coast of Peru”. Paper presented at the 31st Annual Northeast Conference on Andean Archaeology and Ethnohistory. Boston, MA. October 19–21.

2012   “Building Wari and Inka Imperial Monumental Architecture: A Comparative Study in Moquegua and Asia Valleys”. In the session: Wari in Moquegua-Imperial Processes and Multi–ethnic Interactions. Invited presentation at the 77th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Memphis, TN. April 18–22.

2011   “Ceramic Production under Imperial Inca domination in the Central South Coast of Peru, Asia Valley”. In the session: Exploring Identity, Mobility, and Interaction through Ceramic Analysis. Paper presented at the 76th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Sacramento, California. March 30–April 3.

2010   “Political Transformations in the Central–South Coast of Peru, Asia Valley”. Poster presented at the 75th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Saint Louis, Missouri. April 14–18..

Research Currently in Progress

Provincial Economy in Chinchaysuyo: Imperial and Local Ceramic Distribution and Consumption, Asia Valley, Central-Coast, Peru.