publication . Article . 2010

Moche: Archaeology, Ethnicity, Identity

Jeffrey Quilter;
Open Access Spanish
  • Published: 01 Aug 2010 Journal: Bulletin de l'Institut Français d'Études Andines, volume 39, pages 225-241 (issn: 0303-7495, eissn: 2076-5827, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Institut Français d'Études Andines
The two different modes of investigation in Art History and Anthropological Archaeology are discussed. This is followed by a consideration of these issues in relation to the Mochica archaeological culture. The “Mochica” have come to be considered a political or ethnic group and, in particular, considered as a prehistoric state. This essay questions these ideas and suggests that Moche is best considered as primarily a religious system. The ceremonial centers were likely places of pilgrimage with more complicated roles in politics than previous models have considered although changing roles through time must be considered. En este artículo se discuten dos métodos ...
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free text keywords: Mochica, political organization, pilgrimage centers, General Earth and Planetary Sciences, General Environmental Science, organisation politique, centres de pèlerinage, organización política, centros de peregrinación, lcsh:Latin America. Spanish America, lcsh:F1201-3799, lcsh:Social sciences (General), lcsh:H1-99, Ethnology, Prehistory, Archaeology, Politics, Art, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Pilgrimage, Ethnic group, Archaeological culture
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