publication . Article . 2010

Moche: Archaeology, Ethnicity, Identity

Quilter, Jeffrey;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Aug 2010 Journal: Bulletin de l’Institut français d’études andines (issn: 0303-7495, eissn: 2076-5827, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: OpenEdition
Abstract
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 ...
Subjects
free text keywords: organisation politique, centres de pèlerinage, organización política, centros de peregrinación, General Earth and Planetary Sciences, General Environmental Science, Mochica, political organization, pilgrimage centers, Latin America. Spanish America, F1201-3799, Social sciences (General), H1-99
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