Late Intermediate Period (Other Keyword)

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Bioarchaeology of the Chincha Kingdom: Life history patterns in a chullpa population from the Late Intermediate Period and Late Horizon mid-Chincha Valley, Peru (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Brittany Jackson. Jacob Bongers. Susanna Seidensticker. Terrah Jones. Gail Kennedy.

This paper considers evidence for population health and lifestyle in the Chincha polity during the Late Intermediate Period (LIP) (c. 1000-1400 AD) and Late Horizon (LH) (c. 1400-1532 AD). Beginning with the Chroniclers, scholars have described the Chincha as a large complex society with population organized into distinct economic sectors (e.g., coastal fishermen, merchant core, and inland agriculturalists). Previous archaeological studies have demonstrated evidence for fishermen and artisans in...


Coastal politics in Cajamarca: recent research in the middle Jequetepeque Valley (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Gabriela Cervantes. Robyn Cutright.

Based on research at Ventanillas, a Late Intermediate Period community in the middle Jequetepeque Valley, Peru, this paper discusses the role of coastal polities and highland influence in a multiethnic middle valley context. Mapping, surface collection, and excavations in 2011 and 2013 focused on investigating the cultural and political affiliation of Ventanillas residents. Ventanillas’ imposing adobe platform mounds link the site visibly to coastal traditions; however, households used a mix of...


Entangled Encounters between the Chancay and Chaupiyunginos in the Huanangue Valley, Peru (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kasia Szremski.

This paper builds off of recent calls to re-evaluate Murra’s model of verticality and explores the utility of entanglement theory as an alternative way to understanding the different relationships that developed between groups living on the western slopes of the Peruvian Andes during the Late Intermediate Period (1100-1470 CE). Entanglement theory is increasingly being used in Old World archaeology to examine the complex types of interdependencies that develop between groups when exotic goods...


Far South: An altiplanic settlement in Northwestern Argentina (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only María Albeck. Maria Amalia Zaburlin. Jose Luis Tolaba. Diego Martin Basso. Maria Elena Tejerina.

Pueblo Viejo de Tucute is the southernmost prehispanic (Late Intermediate Period) settlement with altiplanic roots so far recorded. It has nearly 600 dwellings installed in the mountain range southwest from Casabindo in the Puna de Jujuy, an altiplano like highland. The site is unique in the area, with particular architectonic features that differ from contemporaneous sites (Puna de Jujuy, Quebrada de Humahuaca, Valle Calchaquí). The houses are round, well built in cut stone with a diameter that...


Forming bonds in the Late Intermediate Period Huaura Valley and central coast of Peru (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Allen Rutherford.

This paper will examine the ceramic forms from excavated contexts at Cerro Colorado de Huacho, Huaura Valley, Peru in order to address conflict, cooperation, and exchange on the central coast of Peru in the Late Intermediate Period (LIP) (AD 1000-1450). Though dominated by Chancay black-on-white and Lauri impressed ceramic styles, the range of diversity in forms from Cerro Colorado is sizable. The diversity of these forms from will be compared and contrasted to ceramics from contemporaneous...


In the Middle of Nowhere: Inter-nodal Archaeology and Mobility in the Southern Andes (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Axel Nielsen. José Berenguer. Gonzalo Pimentel.

"Inter-nodal archaeology" contributes to research on social processes through the study of the areas between nodes, i.e., places where human activities tend to cluster (sites or densely settled areas, depending on the scale). By focusing on the material traces directly generated by people’s movement, this approach holds great potential for addressing questions regarding who travelled across regions and why. These possibilities are illustrated through research conducted in three inter-nodal areas...


Punishment or surgical procedure?:Intentional amputation in a Late Intermediate Period (1000-1450 AD ) individual from Pica 8 cemetery (Northern Chile) (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Rodrigo Retamal. Aryel Pacheco. Francisca Santana-Sagredo. Samantha Cox. Jorge Pinares.

Presented here is a case of intentional amputation found in a 30-40 year old male (inventoryNº B0796) from the Pica 8 cemetery in Northern Chile who exhibits an antemortem loss of all his left toes. Whilst Munizaga (1974) suggested that this mutilation was caused by frostbite, our CT scan analysis suggests intentional amputation. While this intentional amputation could be the consequence of a surgical procedure, amputation as a form of punishment presents an interesting possibility to explore...


The Rock Art of the Fortaleza Ignimbrite: 4,200 Years of Landscape Inscription in the North-Central Andes (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Gordon Ambrosino.

This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. The Fortaleza Ignimbrite (FI) is a geologic formation, situated at the headwaters of the Fortaleza and Santa Rivers in highland Ancash Peru. A 2014 survey of the FI by the Proyecto de Investigación Arqueológica Arte Rupestre del Alto Fortaleza (PIA ARAF) documented 192 rock art places on the FI, demonstrating correlations between specific images and production...


This concoction is hot, but my hand is not!: A possible function of annular rings on p’uku-like vessels in the Central Coast of Peru during the Late Intermediate period and a conjectural link to Andean traditional medicine (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only German Loffler.

In this paper I explore the possible function of the annular rings on p’uku-like ceramic vessels from the Central Coast of Peru during the Late Intermediate period. I argue that this part of the vessel is not decorative as others have suggested for modern contexts. Instead, I hypothesize that the annular ring at the bottom of the p’uku-like vessel’s function was to buffer the hand from heat. Alternatively, the annular ring might have aided in adding stability to a standing vessels in shaky...


The view from above: changing experiences of the built environment during the Andean Late Intermediate Period (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Anna Guengerich.

The highland Andes underwent major transformations in settlement organization between AD1000-1300, in the first half of the Late Intermediate Period. Settlement patterning shifted to higher altitudes, and in some areas, new sites were accompanied by defensive features. Most research has focused on the structural pressures that led to these changes, such as an increase of violence in the wake of Middle Horizon polity collapse, or a shift to pastoralism as a result of climate change. This paper...