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see TiahuanacoTiahuanaco
, ancient native ruin, W Bolivia, 34 mi (55 km) S of Lake Titicaca on the Tiahuanaco R. in the S central Andes, near the Peruvian border; also called Tiwanaku or Tiahuanacu.
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Middle Horizon and is emphasized in part through differential adoption and incorporation of certain facets of Tiwanaku culture into mortuary contexts and cranial modification forms.
Through these communities they received indirect influences from the altiplanic centers of the late phase of the Tiwanaku culture, although their own regional development is strongly evident (Moragas 1995).