Brian S. Bauer

Director of Graduate Studies

Professor

Education

PhD University of Chicago 1990, MPil 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.

Selected books and monographs
2011 Brian S. Bauer, Vania Smith, Gabriel E. Cantarutti
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
2010 Bauer, Brian S., Lucas C. Kellett and Miriam Aráoz Silva
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
2007 Bauer, Brian S.
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.
2007 Bauer, Brian S. (editor)
Kasapata and the Archaic Period in the Cuzco Valley.  Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, University of California: Los Angeles.
2004 Bauer, Brian S.
Ancient Cuzco: Heartland of the Inca. The University of Texas Press: Austin, Texas.
2004 Stanish, Charles and Brian S. Bauer (editors)
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.
2001 Bauer, Brian S. and Charles Stanish
Ritual and Pilgrimage in the Ancient Andes: The Islands of the Sun and the Moon. The University of Texas Press: Austin, Texas
1998 Bauer, Brian S.
The Sacred Landscape of the Inca: the Cuzco Ceque System. The University of Texas Press: Austin, Texas
1995 Bauer, Brian S. and David Dearborn
Astronomy and Empire in the Ancient Andes: The Cultural Origins of Inca Skywatching.  The  University of Texas Press: Austin, Texas
1992 Bauer, Brian S.
The Development of the Inca State.  The University of Texas Press: Austin, Texas
Smaller Monographs
2007  Bauer, Brian S., and Antonio Coello Rodríguez
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. (pp. 31).
2003 Bauer, Brian S and Bradford M. Jones
Early Intermediate and Middle Horizon Ceramics Styles of the Cuzco Valley. Fieldiana Anthropology. New Series No. 34 Chicago: Field Museum of Natural History (pp. 65)
http://www.archive.org/details/earlyintermediat34baue
1999 Bauer, Brian S.
Early Ceramics of the Inca Heartland. Fieldiana Anthropology. New Series No. 31 Chicago: Field Museum of Natural History (156 pp.)
http://www.archive.org/details/earlyceramicsofi31baue
1997 Decoster, Jean-Jacques and Brian S. Bauer
Justicia y Poder en los Andes, siglos xvi-xvii: Catalogo del Corregimiento del Archivo Departamental del Cuzco. [Justice and Power in the Andes, AD 1500 - 1600: A Catalogue of the Chief Magistrate’s Documents in the Departmental Archive of Cuzco.] Centro de Estudios Regionales Andinos, “Bartolomé de Las Casas” Cuzco, Peru (pp. 302).
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Contact Information

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