Ñawpa Pacha: Journal of the Institute of Andean Studies was established in 1963 by John Howland Rowe, founder of the Institute of Andean Studies. The name Ñawpa Pacha means "antiquity" in Quechua, the Inca language. It is published in two issues per annual volume, in June and December. Ñawpa Pacha is indexed in the Scopus Abstract and Citation Database by Elsevier.


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