publication . Article . 2012

Cosmologic principles of Moche-highland interactions during the Middle Horizon period in Jequetepeque

Swenson, Edward;
Open Access Spanish; Castilian
  • Published: 01 Jul 2012
  • Publisher: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
In this chapter, I argue that developments characterizing the Late Moche Period in the Jequetepeque Valley, including both the adoption of highland artistic styles at San José de Moro and Huaca Colorada, as well as the proliferation of Moche religious architecture throughout the hinterland, were significantly influenced by interactions with highland societies, including Wari and Cajamarca. I support this thesis by examining the reconfiguration of the chicha-based political economy and the intensification of competitive feasting in the region that accompanied the ascendancy of the priestess cult in Jequetepeque. I also contend that a specific cosmological framewo...
free text keywords: Moche, Wari, Cajamarca, alteridad, festines, dualismo de géneros, geocosmología
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