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Characteristics And Significance Of Tapia Walls And The Mochica Presence At Santa Rosa De Pucala In The Mid-Lambayeque Valley, Edgar Bracamonte Jan 2016

Characteristics And Significance Of Tapia Walls And The Mochica Presence At Santa Rosa De Pucala In The Mid-Lambayeque Valley, Edgar Bracamonte

Andean Past

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Producing Goods, Shaping People: The Materiality Of Crafting, Julia A. Hendon Sep 2015

Producing Goods, Shaping People: The Materiality Of Crafting, Julia A. Hendon

Anthropology Faculty Publications

The study of craft production has a long and venerable history in archaeological research on ancient societies. In this chapter, I consider the crafting of useful and desired things from a materiality perspective by looking at the interactions between the craftpersons, the materials with which they work, and the ways that their end products are valued in society. I use two examples: working with fibers by the Maya of Mesoamerica and with metals by the Moche of Andean South America. These are two very different kinds of materials whose characteristics affect how one interacts with them. Crafting was a part ...


Re-Examined And Re-Defined: An Exploration And Comparative Analysis Of Moche Ceramic Vessels In The Milwaukee Public Museum Collections, Kirsten Marie Mottl May 2015

Re-Examined And Re-Defined: An Exploration And Comparative Analysis Of Moche Ceramic Vessels In The Milwaukee Public Museum Collections, Kirsten Marie Mottl

Theses and Dissertations

For this thesis, I studied Moche ceramic vessel collections from three museums, the Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM), the Field Museum in Chicago, and the Logan Museum of Anthropology at Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin. All three collections originated around the turn of the twentieth century, with the earliest accession in 1893 and the most recent in 2007. These Moche ceramic vessel collections clearly illustrate the evolving museum documentation systems used in natural history and anthropology museums and the challenges of trying to standardize object names, descriptions, and attributes in the museum record. My research for this thesis included personally examining ...


Virú And Moche Textiles On The North Coast Of Peru During The Early Intermediate Period: Material Culture, Domestic Traditions And Elite Fashions, Flannery K. Surette Apr 2015

Virú And Moche Textiles On The North Coast Of Peru During The Early Intermediate Period: Material Culture, Domestic Traditions And Elite Fashions, Flannery K. Surette

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

This dissertation is a contribution to a regional understanding of the textile traditions in the context of the Virú and Moche cultural landscapes of the Early Intermediate Period (200 BC-AD 800) on the north coast of Peru. This work documents the textiles of the Virú Valley, describing the characteristic materials, techniques and motifs used by the weavers associated with the Virú polity, drawing upon recent excavations and those of the early 20th century. Examples of contemporaneous Moche textiles were collected from the literature as a point of comparison in order to explore the notion of cultural boundaries as defined by ...


Social Differentiation As Indicated By Archaeological Data From Late Moche Households At Galindo, Moche Valley, Peru, Gregory D. Lockard Dec 2013

Social Differentiation As Indicated By Archaeological Data From Late Moche Households At Galindo, Moche Valley, Peru, Gregory D. Lockard

Andean Past

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Moche Architectural Vessels: Small Structures, Big Implications, Juliet Wiersema Apr 2012

Moche Architectural Vessels: Small Structures, Big Implications, Juliet Wiersema

Andean Past

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Adobe Bricks And Labor Organization On The North Coast Of Peru, Howard I. Tsai Apr 2012

Adobe Bricks And Labor Organization On The North Coast Of Peru, Howard I. Tsai

Andean Past

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The Well And The Huaca: Ceremony, Chronology, And Culture Change At Huaca Cao Viejo, Chicama Valley, Peru, Jeffrey Quilter, Regulo Franco J., Cesar Galvez M., William Doonan, Catherine Gaither, Victor F. Vasquez S., Teresa Rosales Tham, Jaime Jimenez S., Hal Starratt, Michele L. Koons Apr 2012

The Well And The Huaca: Ceremony, Chronology, And Culture Change At Huaca Cao Viejo, Chicama Valley, Peru, Jeffrey Quilter, Regulo Franco J., Cesar Galvez M., William Doonan, Catherine Gaither, Victor F. Vasquez S., Teresa Rosales Tham, Jaime Jimenez S., Hal Starratt, Michele L. Koons

Andean Past

No abstract provided.


Hilltop Archaeology: Ceremony And Ritual At The Site Of Cerro Santa Rita, Chao Valley, Peru, Richard A. Busch Jun 2009

Hilltop Archaeology: Ceremony And Ritual At The Site Of Cerro Santa Rita, Chao Valley, Peru, Richard A. Busch

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The Site of Cerro Santa Rita is located in the mid-valley region of the Chao Valley on the North Cast of Peru. Occupied by people during the Gallinazo, Moche and Chimú time periods, Cerro Santa Rita fulfilled a role similar to that of a huaca, or temple. The people of pre-Hispanic Peru were deep set in their traditions, many of these traditions are still practiced by Peruvians today. The traditions of ancestor veneration and feasting are no exceptions to this. Cerro Santa Rita was a burial complex that had plazas and courtyards associated with the tombs of ancestors. Not as ...


Editor's Preface Andean Past 8, Monica Barnes Jan 2007

Editor's Preface Andean Past 8, Monica Barnes

Andean Past

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Donna Mcclelland (October 24, 1932-September 11, 2004), Christopher B. Donnan Jan 2007

Donna Mcclelland (October 24, 1932-September 11, 2004), Christopher B. Donnan

Andean Past

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Susana Meneses De Alva (1948-2000), Christopher B. Donnan Jan 2005

Susana Meneses De Alva (1948-2000), Christopher B. Donnan

Andean Past

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Recent Studies In Andean Prehistory And Protohistory: Papers From The Second Annual Northeast Conference On Andean Archaeology And Ethnohistory, D. Peter Kvietok, Daniel H. Sandweiss, Michael A. Malpass, Richard E. Daggett, Dwight T. Wallace, Anne-Louise Schaffer, Elizabeth P. Benson, Charles S. Spencer, Elsa M. Redmond, Gordon C. Pollard, George Kubler Jan 1985

Recent Studies In Andean Prehistory And Protohistory: Papers From The Second Annual Northeast Conference On Andean Archaeology And Ethnohistory, D. Peter Kvietok, Daniel H. Sandweiss, Michael A. Malpass, Richard E. Daggett, Dwight T. Wallace, Anne-Louise Schaffer, Elizabeth P. Benson, Charles S. Spencer, Elsa M. Redmond, Gordon C. Pollard, George Kubler

Andean Past Special Publications

The contributions in this volume represent nine of the twenty-three papers presented at the Second Annual Northeast Conference on Andean Archaeology and Ethnohistory (NCAAE) held at the American Museum of Natural History on November 19-20, 1983. Papers include "The Preceramic and Formative Period Occupations in the Cordillera Negra: Preliminary Report" by Michael A. Malpass, "The Early Horizon--Early Intermediate Period Transition: A View from the Nepena and Viru Valleys" by Richard E. Daggett, "Paracas in Chincha and Pisco: A Reappraisal of the Ocucaje Sequence" by Dwight T. Wallace, "Impressions in Metal: Reconstructing Burial Context at Loma Negra, Peru" by Anne-Louise Schaeffer ...