PDFs of publications can be found under the separate sub-headings (e.g., "Andes" etc.). AAnnotated Bibliography can be found in a separate section. In co-authored publications, the name of the principal author is indicated by [PA]. For manuscripts In Preparation or In Press, see below. 

2021    Inca Human Sacrifices from the Ampato and Pichu Pichu Volcanos, Peru. New Results from Bio-Anthropological Analysis. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences (Co-authored with Dagmara Socha [PA] and Ruddy Perea)

2021    Inca Human Sacrifices on Misti Volcano (Peru). Latin American Antiquity 32(1): 138-153. (Co-authored with Dagmara Socha [PA] and Ruddy Perea.) doi:10.1017/laq.2020.78

2020    Machu Picchu: Centro Sagrado. In Machu Picchu: Investigaciones InterdisciplinariasFernando Astete and José Bastante (eds.), Vol. 1: 289-311, Ministerio de Cultura del Perú, Lima.

2019    Death of the Iceman: Reflections on Sacred Landscape and Ritual Practice in the Neolithic Alps. Paper presented at the 25th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, Beyond Paradigms. Bern, Switzerland, September 3-7, 2019.

2019    Multimodal imaging approach for 3D documenting mummies: Our experience with the Llullaillaco child mummies. (Co-authored with Chiara Villa [PA], Tom Sparrow, Andrew Holland, Mario Bernaski, Gabriella Recagno, Tim Taylor, Niels Lynnerup, and Andrew Wilson. Paper presented at European Cooperation in Science and Technology.

2017    The Ice Maiden of Ampato. In The Great Discoveries of Peru (Top Anual de los Grandes Descubrimientos del Perú), Jorge Sánchez (ed.), pp. 526-545, Ministry of Culture of Perú, Lima.

2016    The plant remains of the “Ice-maiden”, the Inca mummy from Mt. Ampato, Peru. (Co-authored with Klaus Oeggl [PA]), Paper presented at the 4th International Glacial Archaeology Symposium, Innsbruck, Austria, October 12th – 16th, 2016

2016    Ancient Mitochondrial DNA Provides High-Resolution Time Scale of the Peopling of the Americas. Science Advances 2016 (2). (Co-authored with Bastien Llamas [PA] et al.)

2016    Frozen Mummies of the Andes. Expedition 58(2): 8-12.

2016    A Discovery in the Andes. In The Walkabout Chronicles: Epic Journeys by Foot, Tor & Siffy Torkildson (eds.), pp. 412-426, Sacred World Explorations, Alaska.

2014    Andes: High-Altitude Archaeological Sites as Cultural Heritage. In Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology, Claire Smith (ed.), pp. 225-230, Springer Publishers, New York.

2013    Archaeological, radiological, and biological evidence offer insight into Inca child sacrifice. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (Co-authored with A. Wilson, E. Brown, C. Villa, N. Lynnerup, A. Healey, C. Ceruti, J. Reinhard, C. Previgliano, F. Araoz, J. Gonzalez Diez, T. Taylor.) 

2013    Inca Mummies on Andean Peaks. In The Modern Explorers, Robin Hanbury-Tenison and Robert Twigger (eds.) pp. 288-293, Thames & Hudson, London.

2012    Sacred Featherwork of the Inca.  In Peruvian Featherworks: Art of the Precolumbian Era, Heidi King (ed.), pp. 78-87, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

2012    Las Montañas Sagradas y las Culturas Preincaicas de los Andes. In América: Tierras de Montañas y Volcanes. Huellas de la Arqueología. M. Chávez y Peniche, S. Iwaniszewski, & R. Cabrera (eds.), pp. 51-71, Instituto Nacional de Antropología y Historia (INAH), México, D.F.

2011    The Last Nomads of Nepal. Nepal Heritage 2(2): 34-38.

2010    Inca Rituals and Sacred Mountains: A Study of the World's Highest Archaeological Sites (Co-authored with Constanza Ceruti) UCLA (Cotsen Institute of Archaeology), Los Angeles.

2010    El Mistero Eterno de Machu Picchu. In La Ciudad Inca de Machu Picchu. David Cases-
Pallares (ed.), pp. 2-3, Editorial Sol90, Buenos Aires.

2009    Arqueología Subacuática y Paisaje Sagrado: Investigaciones en los Lagos del Nevado de Toluca. In Las Aguas Celestiales: Nevado de Toluca, Pilar Luna, Arturo Montero, and Robert Junco (eds.), pp. 30-31, Instituto Nacional de Antropología y Historia (INAH), México, D.F.

2009    Sintesis de Estudios Interdisciplinarios en las Momias Congeladas del Volcan Llullaillaco. In Actas del XV Congreso Nacional de Arqueología Argentina, Antonio  Austral and Marcela Tamagnini (eds.), Vol. 2: 639-645. Universidad Nacional de Rio Cuarto, Argentina. (Co-authored with Constanza Ceruti, Carlos Previgliano, Josefina González, and Facundo Arias)

2007    Machu Picchu: Exploring an Ancient Sacred Center. UCLA (Cotsen Institute of Archaeology), Los Angeles.

2007    Machu Picchu: The Sacred Center. Nueves Imágenes S.A., Lima (3rd revised edition).

2007    Inca Mummies: Child Sacrifice on Andean Peaks. In Discovery!: Unearthing the New Treasures of Archaeology, Brian Fagan (ed.), London: Thames & Hudson, pp. 100-105.

2007    Stable isotope and DNA evidence for ritual sequences in Inca child sacrifice. Proceedings of the National  Academy of Sciences 104 (42): 16456-16461. (Co-authored with Andrew Wilson [PA], Timothy Taylor, Constanza Ceruti, José Antonio Chávez, Vaughan Grimes, Wolfram-Meier-Augenstein, Larry Cartmell, Ben Stern, Michael Richards, Michael Worobey, Ian Barnes, and Thomas Gilbert)

2007    Mitochondrial genome sequencing of an Incan pre-Columbian mummy recovered from a Peruvian glacier ("Juanita, the Ice Maiden of Ampato"). GenBank, Accession Numbers EF660742 and EF660743. (Co-authored with Keith McKenney [PA], Tracy Spriggs, José Antonio Chávez, Hernan Lorenzi, Elizabeth Caler, Martin Shumway, Vadim Sapiro, and Claire Fraser-Liggett)

2007    Cloud Diving. In They Lived to Tell the Tale: True Stories of Modern Adventure from the Legendary Explorers Club. Jan Russell (ed.), New York: Lyons Press, pp. 231-236.

2005    Sacred Mountains, Ceremonial Sites, and Human Sacrifice Among the Incas. (Co-authored with Constanza Ceruti) Archaeoastronomy 19: 1-43.

2005    The Ice Maiden: Inca Mummies, Mountain Gods, and Sacred Sites in the Andes. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society. (Revised Paperback 2006)

2005    A Compositional Analysis of Pottery Vessels Associated with the Inca Ritual of Capacocha. (Co-authored with Tamara Bray [PA], Leah Minc, Constanza Ceruti, Ruddy Perea, and José Antonio Chávez). Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 24: 82-100.

2005    Rescue Archaeology of the Inca Mummy on Mount Quehuar, Argentina. (Co-authored with Constanza Ceruti) In Proceedings of the Fifth World Mummy Congress, Emma Massa (ed.). (LXXX Journal of Biological Research), Torino, Italy, pp. 303 -307.  

2003    Into the Hidden Crater--An Andean Adventure. Explorers Journal 81(3): 16-23. 

2003    Paleoradiologic Evaluation of the Llullaillaco Mummies. (Co-authored with Carlos Previgliano et al). American Journal of Roentgenology 181: 1473-1479.

2002    Sacred Landscape: The Prehistoric Cultures of the Andes. In Extreme Landscape: The Lure of Mountain Spaces, MacDonald, Bernadette (ed.), National Geographic Society, pp. 206-225.

2002    Machu Picchu: The Sacred Center. Lima: Instituto Machu Picchu (2nd revised edition).

2002    A High Altitude Archaeological Survey in Northern Chile. Revista Chungara 34(1): 85-99.

2001    Coropuna: Templo y Montaña de las Incas. Revista del Centro de Investigaciones Arqueológicas de Alta Montaña 6: 123-130.

2000    Investigaciones Arqueológicas en el Volcán Llullaillaco (Co-authored with Constanza Ceruti), Salta: Editorial de la Universidad Católica de Salta (EUCASAL).

2000    The Search for Inca Mummies. Calliope 10(7) (March): 40-43.

1999    Frozen in Time. National Geographic 196(5) (November): 36-55.

1999    Machu Picchu. National Geographic Traveler (special issue) 16(7) (October): 232-233.

1999    Coropuna: Lost Mountain Temple of the Incas. South American Explorers Journal 58:5, 26-30.

1998    New Inca Mummies. National Geographic 194(1) (July): 128-135.

1998    Discovering the Inca Ice Maiden. Washington, D.C: National Geographic Society.

1998    The Temple of Blindness: An Investigation of the Inca Shrine of Ancocagua. Andean Past 5: 87-106.

1997    Die Geschichte der Mumie. Geo (special issue), October, pp. 78-84.

1997    Sharp Eyes of Science Probe the Mummies of Peru. National Geographic 191(1) (January): 36-43.

1997    La Medicina Entra en la Intimidad de las Momias Incas. GEO (Spain) 128 (September): 88-95.

1997    Llullaillaco: Investigación del Yacimiento Arqueológico más Alto del Mundo. Anales de Arqueología y Etnología, Mendoza (Argentina) 48/49: 105-129.

1996    Peru’s Ice Maidens. National Geographic 189(6) (June): 62-81.

1996    El Eterno Regreso de las Momias. GEO (Spain) 118 (November): 106-117.

1996    The Enigmatic Nazca Lines: Sacred Symbols on the Land. Site Saver: Newsletter of the Sacred Sites International Foundation 6(3): 2, 5, 7.
1996    The Lore of a Desert Dive. Americas 48(4): 30-37.

1995    House of the Sun: The Inca Temple of Vilcanota. Latin American Antiquity 6(4): 340-349.

1993    Llullaillaco: An Investigation of the World's Highest Archaeological Site. Latin American Indian Languages Journal 9(1): 31-54.

1992    Review of Peru: Hombre e historia de los orígenes al siglo XV, by Duccio Bonavia. Latin American Antiquity 3(4): 368-369.

1992    Exploraciones Arqueológicas Subacuáticas en el Lago Titikaka, (Co-authored with Carlos Ponce [PA], Eduardo Pareja, Max Portugal, and Leocadio Ticlla), La Paz: Editorial La Palabra.

1992    Investigaciones Arqueológicas Subacuáticas en el Lago Titicaca. In Exploraciones Arqueológicas Subacuáticas en el Lago Titikaka, Carlos Ponce [PA] et al, La Paz: Editorial La Palabra, pp. 419-530.

1992    Sacred Peaks of the Andes. National Geographic 181(3)(March): 84-111.

1992    Misterios del Lago Titicaca: Arqueología Bajo las Olas. In Guía Cultural y Turística de Bolivia, P.McFarren (ed.), La Paz: Fundación Cultural Quipus, pp. 243-274.

1992    Tiahuanaco, Centro Sagrado de los Andes. In Guía Cultural y Turística de Bolivia, Peter McFarren (ed.), La Paz: Fundación Cultural Quipus, pp. 203-242.

1992    Underwater Archaeological Research in Lake Titicaca, Bolivia. In Ancient America: Contributions to New World Archaeology, N. Saunders (ed.), Oxford: Oxbow Books, pp. 117-143.

1992    Studies of Nazca. Archaeoastronomy 17: S62-S67, Cambridge.

1992    Interpreting the Nazca Lines. In The Ancient Americas: Art From Sacred Landscapes, Richard Townsend (ed.), Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, pp. 291-301.

1992    An Archaeological Investigation of Inca Ceremonial Platforms on the Volcano Copiapo, Central Chile. In Contributions to New World Archaeology, N. Saunders (ed.), Oxford: Oxbow Books, pp. 145-172.

1991    Investigación Arqueológica de las Plataformas Inca Ceremoniales en los Volcanes de Copiapo y Jotabeche (Región de Atacama). Revista Contribución Arqueológica 3: 29-56, Copiapo.

1991    Tiwanaku: Ensayo sobre su cosmovisión. Revista Pumapunku 1(2): 8-66, La Paz.

1991    Shangri-la and the Hidden Valleys. In Insight Guides Nepal, L. Choegyal (ed.), Singapore: APA Publications, pp. 256-259.

1991    Sacred Himalaya. In Insight Guides Nepal, L. Choegyal (ed.), APA Publications, pp. 22-26.

1990    Heights of Interest. South American Explorer 26: 24-29.

1990    Tiahuanaco, Sacred Center of the Andes. In The Cultural Guide of Bolivia, Peter McFarren (ed.), La Paz: Fundación Cultural Quipus, pp. 151-181.

1990    Mysteries of Lake Titicaca: Archaeology Beneath the Waves. In The Cultural Guide of Bolivia, P. McFarren (ed.), La Paz: Fundación Cultural Quipus, pp. 183-203.

1990    Informe Sobre una Sección del Camino Inca y las Ruinas en la Cresta que baja del Nevado de Tucarhuay entre los Ríos Aobamba y Santa Teresa. Revista Sacsahuaman 3: 163-187, Cusco.

1988    The Nazca Lines: A New Perspective on their Origin and Meaning. Lima: Editorial Los Pinos (4th revised edition).

1988    The Nazca Lines, Water and Mountains: An Ethno-archaeological Study. In Recent Studies in Pre-Columbian Archaeology, N. Saunders and O. de Montmollin (eds.), Oxford: British Archaeological Reports, pp. 363-414.

1987    Las Líneas de Nazca. Lima: Editorial Los Pinos (1st Spanish edition).

1987    Chavín y Tiahuanaco: Una Nueva Perspectiva de Dos Centros Ceremoniales Andinos. Boletín de Lima 50: 29-49 and 51: 35-52.

1987    The Hidden Crater: Expedition to an Unexplored Plateau of Western Argentina. Optima 35 (4): 219-227, South Africa.

1987    The Sacred Himalaya. American Alpine Journal 29: 123-132.

1985    Chavin and Tiahuanaco: A New Look at Two Andean Ceremonial Centers. National Geographic Research 1(3): 395-422, Washington, D.C.

1985    Sacred Mountains: An Ethnoarchaeological Study of High Andean Ruins. Mountain Research and Development 5(4): 299-317.

1985    The Nazca Lines: A New Perspective on their Origin and Meaning, Lima: Editorial Los Pinos (1st edition).

1985    Author’s reports of 40 archaeological sites appeared in El Enigma de los Santuarios Indígenas de Alta Montaña, Antonio Beorchia (compiler), San Juan: CIADAM.

1983    Las Montañas Sagradas: Un Estudio Etnoarqueológico de Ruinas en las Altas Cumbres Andinas. Cuadernos de Historia 3: 27-62, Santiago.

1983    Las Líneas de Nazca, Montañas y Fertilidad. Boletín de Lima 26: 29-50, Lima.

1983    High-Altitude Archaeology and Andean Mountain Gods. American Alpine Journal 25: 54-67.

1982    Expedición Arqueológica al Altiplano de Tarapacá y sus Cumbres. Revista de Corporación para el Desarrollo de la Ciencia 2(2): 17-42, Santiago (with Julio Sanhueza). 

1981    Expedición Arqueológica al Volcán Licancabur. Revista de Corporación para el Desarrollo de la Ciencia 1(4): 31-38, Santiago (with Ana Maria Baron).

1981    Notas Sobre la Arqueología Subacuatica del Titicaca. Hoy 12(4): 3, La Paz.

1981    The Chonos of the Chilean Archipelago. Bulletin of the International Committee on Urgent Anthropological and Ethnological Research 23: 89-98, Vienna.

1980    Ascensión al Volcán Licancabur y Otros Nevados. Revista del Centro de Investigaciones Arqueológicos de Alta Montaña 4: 41-44, San Juan (with George Serracino and Ana Maria Barón).

1980    Ruinas Arqueológicas sobre la Cima del Volcán Paniri. Revista del Centro de Investigaciones Arqueológicas de Alta Montaña 4: 17-18, San Juan (with George Serracino).

1978    Khembalung: The Hidden Valley. Kailash, A Journal of Himalayan Studies 6(1): 5-35, Kathmandu.

1978    Nepal Cross-Cultural Trainers Manual (with Lewis Underwood and Bishnu Shrestha), New Educational Research Associates: Kathmandu.

1977    Raute (Nepal)-Camp Scenes and Bartering. Publications to Scientific Films of the Institute for Scientific Film, Series 7(42), 6 pp., Göttingen.

1977    Raji (Nepal)-Shaman Initiation. Publications to Scientific Films of the Institute for Scientific Film, Series 7(42), 9 pp., Göttingen.

1977    Raji (Nepal)-Divination and Magical Treatment of an Illness. Publications to Scientific Films of the Institute for Scientific Film, Series 7(41), 8 pp., Göttingen.

1977    Kusunda (Nepal)-Consecration of Hunting Equipment. Publications to Scientific Films of the Institute for Scientific Film, Series 7(40), 7 pp., Göttingen.

1977    Kusunda (Nepal)-Construction of a Lean-To During Hunting. Publications to Scientific Films of the Institute for Scientific Film, Series 7(39), 7 pp., Göttingen.

1977    Newar, Kumhale Caste (Nepal)-Pottery-Making. Publications to Scientific Films of the Institute for Scientific Film, Series 7(38), 9 pp., Göttingen.

1977    Newar, Udhas Caste (Nepal)-Construction of a Water Pipe. Publications to Scientific Films of the Institute for Scientific Film, Series 7(37), 7 pp., Göttingen.

1976    The Ban Rajas: A Vanishing Tribe. Contributions to Nepalese Studies 4(1): 1-22,

1976    Shamanism and Spirit Possession: The Definition Problem. In Spirit Possession in the Nepal Himalayas, J. Hitchcock & R. Jones (eds.), New Delhi: Vikas Publishing House, pp. 12-20.

1976    Shamanism among the Raji of Southwest Nepal. In Spirit Possession in the Nepal Himalayas, J. Hitchcock & R. Jones (eds.), New Delhi: Vikas Publishing House, pp. 263-292.

1974    Underwater Archaeology in Austria. International Journal of Nautical Archaeology and Underwater Exploration 3(2): 320, London.

1974    The Raute: Notes on a Nomadic Hunting and Gathering Tribe of Nepal. Kailash, A Journal of Himalayan Studies 2(4): 233-271, Kathmandu.

1973    Deskriptive Analyse von Schamanismus und Hexerei bei den Purbia Raji Sudwest-Nepals, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Vienna, 302 pp.

1972    Report on an Unclassified and a Dravidian Language in Nepal. Wiener Linguistische Gazette 1: 33-34, Vienna.

1970    Preliminary Linguistic Analysis and Vocabulary of the Kusunda Language. Summer Institute of Linguistics, Kathmandu, 31 pp. (with Sueyoshi Toba).

1970    The Dhangar: A Dravidian Tribe in Nepal. Bulletin of the International Committee on Urgent Anthropological and Ethnological Research 12: 91-94, Vienna.

1969    Preliminary Report on Wood Working in Nepal. Anzeiger der philosophische-historischen Klasse der Osterreichischen Akadamie der Wissenschaften 106: 110-115, Vienna.

1969    Preliminary Report on Pottery Making in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. Anzeiger der philosophische- historischen Klasse der Osterreichischen Akadamie der Wissenschaften 106: 115-130, Vienna.

1969    Aperçu sur les Kusunda: peuple chasseur du Népal. Objets et Mondes 9(1): 89-106, Paris.

1968    The Kusunda: Ethnographic Notes on a Hunting Tribe of Nepal. Bulletin of the International Committee on Urgent Anthropological and Ethnological Research 10: 95-110, Vienna.

                                         In Press or In Preparation  

n.d.      Death of the Iceman: Reflections on Sacred Landscape and Ritual Practice in the Neolithic Alps.

n.d.      Mountain Sanctuaries and the Festival of Qoyllur Riti: Ethnoarchaeology and Sacred Landscape Among the Incas.

Huanacauri: Ancestral Mountain of the Incas