publication . Article . 2017

From The Mountain To The Sea: Exchange Between The South-Central Highlands And The South Coast During The Early Horizon Period

Young, Michelle;
Open Access Spanish; Castilian
  • Published: 15 Dec 2017
  • Publisher: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
This article reviews the evidence of the exchange of obsidian and cinnabar, highly coveted resources that traveled in prehistoric Peru from the south-central highlands to the Paracas culture area. The evidence for exchange of these materials is compared with evidence of cultural exchange between the coast and the south-central highlands, focusing on ceramic materials uncovered from excavations at the archaeological site Atalla, located in the region of Huancavelica, Peru. The article argues that the south-central highlands were integral to the obsidian and cinnabar exchange networks of the south coast. In particular, the site of Atalla, a regional ceremonial cen...
free text keywords: interacción, intercambio de larga distancia, obsidiana, cinabrio, abastecimiento geoquímico, Paracas, período del Horizonte Temprano, Chavín
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