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Yachay Wasi

The House of Knowledge of I.S. Farrington

Lisa A. Dunbar, Rebecca Parkes, Christine Gant-Thompson and Damian Tybussek
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Papers in English and in Spanish with English abstracts
312 pages, Illustrated throughout in colour and black and white. 33 tables and 96 figures.
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Yachay Wasi celebrates the remarkable career of Ian S. Farrington in archaeological research. Due to Ian’s dedication and passion as an educator, this volume represents a wide range of topics within the disciplines of history and archaeology across three regions: Australia, Europe and South America. The disparate range of articles in this volume, ranging from Australian historical archaeology to Inka archaeology to sacred landscape archaeology in Britain, represent the principal and eclectic interests of Ian’s career: Inka archaeology; landscape archaeology; the sacred landscape; and the intersection of history and archaeology. This volume is a fitting tribute to the 50-year career of Ian S. Farrington displaying the generous and warm characteristics of this steadfast teacher, mentor and friend.

Dr Lisa Dunbar Solas is an archaeologist and cultural educator. She completed her undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the ANU, where she specialised in research in the Central Andes under the supervision of Ian Farrington. Her primary research interests are in religion, ceremony and landscape. In 2017, Lisa founded Ancient Explorer, which provides educational resources to the public about archaeology and the ancient world.

Dr Rebecca Parkes is a professional consultant archaeologist with over 20 years’ experience in landscape archaeology. She completed her undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the ANU, where she specialised in research into Islamic landscapes under the supervision of Ian Farrington. Rebecca continues to pursue her interests in landscape archaeology through her professional employment and collaborative projects with universities in Australia.

Christine Gant-Thompson completed her MA in Archaeology at the Australian National University in 2008 specialising in landscape archaeology. She is currently working for NSW Office of Environment & Heritage in the Heritage Near Me program. This program supports communities to protect, celebrate and engage with their local heritage in all its forms. Christine encourages connection with heritage and archaeology through volunteering with local schools.

Dr Damian Tybussek is an archaeologist and heritage professional. He completed his undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the ANU under Ian Farrington specialising in Australian Historical Archaeology. His research interests include gender, age, ethnicity, and social archaeology. He currently works for NSW Heritage in their listing and conservation program.

Contributors: J. Roberto Bárcena, Emma Beckett, Philip Boot, Miguel Antonio Cornejo Guerrero, David Cahill, Lisa A. Dunbar, Virginia Esposito, Patrick Faulkner, Christine Gant-Thompson, Charlotte Gardner, Diego Gobbo, Ru Griffiths, Jarvis Hayman, Gail Higginbottom, Lidia Anahí Iácona, Barry McGowan, Reinaldo A. Moralejo, Diana Osborne, Rebecca Parkes, Rodolfo A. Raffino, Blanca Tovías, Damian Tybussek, Verónica I. Williams

‘The book values Ian Farrington’s vast and diverse work in regional archaeology from different parts of the world and draws attention to a multidisciplinary way of working.’ Dr Francisco M. Gil García, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

‘Ritual scholars and archaeologists alike will enjoy exploring corollaries between these case studies.’ Dr Duncan Wright, Australian National University

Table of Contents (S2962_9781407315102_ToC.pdf, 169 Kb) [Download]

Preface and Introduction (S2962_9781407315102_Preface_Introduction.pdf, 292 Kb) [Download]