publication . Article . 2012

Sociopolitical dynamics and cultural continuity in the peruvian northern highlands: a case study from Middle Horizon Cajamarca

Watanabe, Shinya;
Open Access Spanish; Castilian
  • Published: 01 Jul 2012
  • Publisher: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
This chapter presents excavation data from two archaeological sites, El Palacio and Paredones, located in the Department of Cajamarca in the northern sierra of Peru, a geographic area of social dynamism during the Middle Horizon. The presence of the large-scale site of El Palacio — a Wari administrative center — would suggest that the valley came under direct Wari imperial control in a manner similar to that known under the Inca during the Late Horizon. Yet at the same time, there are chullpas at the contemporary site of Paredones that are associated with ceramics related to the Tiwanaku style. This complex situation during the Middle Horizon, on the one hand, p...
free text keywords: Imperio wari, Cajamarca, centro administrativo, chullpa, sociedad no jerárquica
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