Brian S. Bauer

Professor

Education

PhD University of Chicago 1990,
MPhil Cambridge University 1981,
BA Vassar College 1980

Region

South America

Topics of Interest

New World prehistory, development of complex societies, archaeological and ethnohistorical theory and method, Andean civilization

Personal Statement

I am an anthropological archaeologist who works with contact and prehistoric societies of South America. My scholarly interests are focused on the development of complex societies in the Americas. Other areas of interest include the anthropology of myth and history, indigenous forms of social organization and ritual systems in complex societies, and the European - American contact period. My research projects generally include a team of archaeology students to aid me in fieldwork as well as a team of history students who work under my direction in the archives. Most of my research has been centered in Cuzco, the former capital of the Inca Empire. However, I have also conducted research on the Islands of the Sun and the Moon in Lake Titicaca. I am currently conducting a National Geographic and NSF supported project in the Vilcabamba region of Peru examining the final capital of the Inca Empire.

See our Andean Anthropology web page for other UIC and Field Museum archaeologists working in the Andes.


BOOKS AND LARGE MONOGRAPHS (selected, English)

Bauer, Brian S, Javier Fonseca Santa Cruz, and Miriam Aráoz Silva
2015       Vilcabamba and the archaeology of Inca resistance. Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, University of California: Los Angeles.

Bauer, Brian S., Lucas C. Kellett and Miriam Aráoz Silva
2010      The Chanka: Archaeological Research in Andahuaylas (Apurimac), Peru.  With contributions by: Sabina Hyland and Carlo Socualaya Dávila. Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, University of California: Los Angeles

Bauer, Brian S. (editor)
2007    Kasapata and the Archaic Period in the Cuzco Valley.  Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, University of California: Los Angeles. 

Bauer, Brian S.
2004       Ancient Cuzco: Heartland of the Inca. The University of Texas Press: Austin, Texas.

Bauer, Brian S. and Charles Stanish
2001       Ritual and Pilgrimage in the Ancient Andes: The Islands of the Sun and the Moon. The University of Texas Press: Austin, Texas [second printing 2005]

Bauer, Brian S.
1998       The Sacred Landscape of the Inca: the Cuzco Ceque System. The University of Texas Press: Austin, Texas

Bauer, Brian S. and David Dearborn
1995       Astronomy and Empire in the Ancient Andes: The Cultural Origins of Inca Skywatching.  The University of Texas Press: Austin, Texas

Bauer, Brian S.
1992       The Development of the Inca State.  The University of Texas Press: Austin, Texas [second printing 1996]


16th CENTURY TRANSLATIONS (Spanish to English, published by university presses)

Bauer, Brian S., Madeleine Halac-Higashimori, Gabriel E. Cantarutti
2016    Voice from Vilcabamba: the Spanish occupation of the Vilcabamba region (AD 1572-1600). University of Colorado Press: Denver.

Bauer, Brian S., Vania Smith, Gabriel E. Cantarutti
2011    Account of the Fables and Rites of the Incas by Cristóbal de Molina.  Introduction by Brian S. Bauer.  Translated and Edited by Brian S. Bauer, Vania Smith, Gabriel E. Cantarutti.  Austin: University of Texas Press.

Bauer, Brian S.
2007    The History of the Incas.  English translation of Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa’s 1572 Historia de los Incas.  Translated and edited by Brian S. Bauer and Vania Smith.  Introduction by Brian S. Bauer and Jean Jacque Decoster.  Austin: The University of Texas Press. 


SMALLER MONOGRAPHS (selected):

Galiano Blanco, Jesús, Brian S. Bauer, Douglas K. Smit, and Antonio Coello Rodríguez
2014       Catálogo del Fondo de Protocolos Notariales del Archivo Histórico de Huancavelica.  Siglo XVI  Tomo I Legajos 1-6 (1573-1596).  Fas impresiones: Huancavelica (p. 282)

Bauer, Brian S., Teófilo Aparicio López, Jesús Galiano Blanco, Madeleine Halac-Higashimori, and Gabriel Cantarutti
2014       La muerte, entierros y milagros de Fray Diego Ortiz en Vilcabamba, Perú.  Cusco: Ceques editorial (p. 212)

Bauer, Brian S. and Madeleine Halac-Higashimori
2013       Baltasar de Ocampo Conejeros  y la Provincia de Vilcabamba.  Cusco: Ceques editorial   (p. 101)

Bauer, Brian S., and Antonio Coello Rodríguez
2007       The Hospital of San Andrés (Lima, Peru) and the search for the Royal Mummies of the Incas.  Fieldiana Anthropology. New Series No. 31 Chicago: Field Museum of Natural History. (p. 31).

Stanish, Charles and Brian S. Bauer (editors)
2004       Archaeological research on the Islands of the Sun and the Moon, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia: Final results from the Proyecto Tiksi Kjarka. Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, University of California: Los Angeles, monograph 52.

Bauer, Brian S and Bradford M. Jones
2003       Early Intermediate and Middle Horizon Ceramics Styles of the Cuzco Valley. Fieldiana Anthropology. New Series No. 34 Chicago: Field Museum of Natural History (p. 65)
URL: 
http://www.archive.org/details/earlyintermediat34baue

Bauer, Brian S.

1999       Early Ceramics of the Inca Heartland. Fieldiana Anthropology. New Series No. 31 Chicago: Field Museum of Natural History (156 p.)
URL: 
http://www.archive.org/details/earlyceramicsofi31baue


PEER REVIEWED ARTICLES (selected):

Bauer, Brian S. and Lucas C. Kellett,
2010       Cultural transformations of the Chanka Homeland (Andahuaylas, Peru) during the Late Intermediate Period (A.D. 100-1400).  In Latin American Antiquity.  21:1:87-111

Bauer, Brian S. and R. Alan Covey,
2002       “State development in the Inca heartland (Cuzco, Peru).”  American Anthropologist, 10(3)846-864. (Awarded the Gordon R. Willey Prize by the Society of American Anthropologists, in 2004)

Bauer, Brian S.
1996       "The Legitimization of the Inca State in Myth and Ritual." In American Anthropologist 98(2):327-337.[1]

Bauer, Brian S.
1992       "Ritual Pathways of the Inca: An Analysis of the Collasuyu Ceques in Cuzco, Peru." In Latin American Antiquity 3:3:183-205.

Bauer, Brian S.
1991       "Pacariqtambo and the Mythical Origins of the Inca." In Latin American Antiquity, 2:1:7-26.



[1] Also published in Chinese:

YinJia Shen Hua Yi Dian Dui Guo Jia Zheng Quan De He Fa Hua “The Legitimization of the Inca State in Myth and Ritual." In Qing Zhu Yang Xiangkui Xian Shen Jiao Yan Liu Shi Nian Lu Wen Ji (Anthology of Essays in Commemoration of the 60th Jubilee of the Academic Activities of Prof. Yang Xiangkyui).  Edited By Lin Ganquan.  Hebei Educational Press: Shi Jia Zhuang, Hebei Province, China.

 

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Contact Information

Email: bsb@uic.edu
Office Phone:
(312) 413-3731