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Exploring the Technology and Meaning behind Early Ceramic Figurines from the Casma Valley, Peru

Shelia Pozorski and Thomas Pozorski

in Ceramics of Ancient America: Multidisciplinary Approaches

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813056067
eISBN:
9780813053820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056067.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The Sechín Alto Polity, centered in the Casma Valley on the north coast of Peru, constructed the largest mound structures in the New World during the Initial Period (2100–1000 B.C.). The polity ... More


The Geopolitical Landscape of the Peruvian Coast in Late Prehistory

Melissa A. Vogel

in Frontier Life in Ancient Peru: The Archaeology of Cerro la Cruz

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037967
eISBN:
9780813042176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037967.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The intention of this chapter is not only to understand sociopolitical change during this transitional period on the North Coast, but also to suggest the potential benefits of cross-cultural ... More


Preceramic and Initial Period Monumentality within the Casma Valley of Peru

Thomas Pozorski and Shelia Pozorski

in Early New World Monumentality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813038087
eISBN:
9780813043128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813038087.003.0013
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

In the Casma Valley area of Peru, truly monumental construction suddenly appears in the Initial Period associated with the advent of inland intensive agriculture along with a continued dependence on ... More


A Time and Place of Transition: The North Coast of Peru, AD 900–1350

Melissa A. Vogel

in Frontier Life in Ancient Peru: The Archaeology of Cerro la Cruz

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037967
eISBN:
9780813042176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037967.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter describes the geographic and temporal setting of the north coast of Peru ca. ad 900–1350, during periods known as the Middle Horizon and Late Intermediate Period, explaining the ... More


Life on the Edge of the Casma Polity

Melissa A. Vogel

in Frontier Life in Ancient Peru: The Archaeology of Cerro la Cruz

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037967
eISBN:
9780813042176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037967.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter describes the results of research at the site of Cerro la Cruz and presents the most important interpretations derived from this data, answering several central questions regarding life ... More


Conclusion: Conquest and Abandonment

Melissa A. Vogel

in Frontier Life in Ancient Peru: The Archaeology of Cerro la Cruz

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037967
eISBN:
9780813042176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037967.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter describes the conquest and abandonment of Cerro la Cruz, which included a termination ritual. It also summarizes the major findings of research at the site of Cerro la Cruz and the ... More


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