Landscape and Social Organization during the Late Intermediate and Late Horizon Periods in the Lower Lurin Valley, Peruvian Central Coast

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  • Analysis of In-tact Mummy Bundles from the 2014 Field Season at Panquilma (2015)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Anna Kelleher. Sudarsana Mohanty.

    The Ychma site at Panquilma, dates from the 13th to 15th centuries, in the Lurin Valley of central coastal Peru. The site provides an interesting case study for the development of ideologies, specifically mortuary rituals, due to the close proximity and relationship the Ychma community maintained with the important Andean religious center of Pachacamac. Significantly, during excavations in the 2014 field season, two in-tact mummy bundles were found at the site. One was of an adult, found in...

  • Analysis of Mortuary Rituals at Panquilma (2015)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Sudarsana Mohanty.

    In the Early Intermediate Period (AD 1-700) there was a notable development of belief systems or "ideologies of power." These systems reinforced and naturalized the relations of the dominant classes over the less important social groups. The use of ideology to exert control is an efficient tool, especially when applied to concepts of life and death. Funerary practices effectively serve to promote social cohesion, whether related to kinship ties or political and economic means. The intent of...

  • Ancestor veneration in a domestic space in Panquilma. A preliminary approach based on the Ceramic Analysis. (2015)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Bryan Núñez Aparcana.

    One of the characteristics of the funerary practices in the central coast during the late periods is the presence of interments inside domestic spaces. It has been proposed that this type of funerary practice in the region is related to an increment in ancestor veneration practices due to the proximity of the Inka invasion. This study presents the analysis of ceramic materials associated to secondary burials recovered from a Central Household Compound in the domestic sector at the site of...

  • The comparison of central and peripheral household compounds at the site of Panquilma, Peruvian Central Coast (2015)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Alfredo Ramirez.

    This paper explores the hierarchical differences between households at the site of Panquilma. Previous studies at the site have identified two types of household compounds: central and peripheral. Despite the fact that central compounds are bigger and located closer to the public buildings of the site, no other difference has been identified that can point towards the presence and the nature of any type of hierarchical distinction between both types of domestic compounds. Using 3-D...

  • Explorations of Public Space at the Site of Panquilma (2015)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Zachary Critchley.

    This work discusses and explores the results of excavations performed in the public sector of the site of Panquilma, located in the Lurin Valley on the central coast of Peru. It was a complex multicomponent community dating to the Late Intermediate Period, which has been divided into three sectors based on use. The first sector, containing three ramped pyramids, was used for ritual and administrative purposes. This work provides an examination of what is known about the uses of the public areas,...

  • Expressions of Power in Public Architecture in the Lurín Valley (2015)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Danielle Gilbert.

    This paper examines public architecture and expressions of power in the Lurín Valley of central-coast Peru. During the Late Intermediate and Late Horizon Periods, adobe pyramids with ramps characterize the public architecture of sites in the valley. Analysis of the architectural configuration of pyramids with ramps in relation to domestic compounds within the public sectors of the settlement indicates a hierarchical arrangement. The conspicuous design and placement of the pyramids suggest a...

  • The Inca occupation at Pampa de Flores: Continuity, changes and abandonment of public architecture in the Lurin Valley during the Late Horizon (2015)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Camila Capriata Estrada.

    The Inca conquest of the Peruvian central coast brought a series of changes to the political and social landscape of the Lurin valley. At Pachacamac, the main religious center of this area, radical changes included, not only the resurgence of this sanctuary and expansion of its cult, but also a series of transformation in its architectural setting. In other settlements of the valley associated to the Ychsma polity, changes were less obvious, probably due to the different strategies followed by...

  • Landscape and Social Organization during the Late Intermediate and Late Horizon Periods in the Lower Lurin Valley, Peruvian Central Coast (2015)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Kyle Lacy.

    This paper explores the relationship between population fluctuation and changes in sociopolitical organization at the community and regional level. There is consensus among researchers that the Lurin valley during the late intermediate and late horizon periods experienced drastic sociopolitical changes. The nature of these changes has been attributed to the Inka invasion of this region around 1460 AD and was mainly characterized by either the transformation or abandonment of local public...

  • The Organization of the Lower Lurin Valley During the Late Intermediate and Late Horizon Periods (2015)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Kyra Webb.

    The rank size analysis of the archaeological sites inhabited during the Late Intermediate and Late Horizon periods located in the Lower Lurin Valley of the Peruvian Central Coast presents a comparison of power politics and the possibility of a hierarchical organization among the different inhabitants of the respective sites. The Lurin Valley is located on the Peruvian Central Coast, and the mouth of the Lurin River is located in close proximity to the site of Pachacamac. This site is an...

  • Panquilma: Socio-politics in Household Archaeology (2015)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Elena Christakos. Augusto Vásquez.

    An analysis and discussion contributing to previous research of the socio-political organization found at the Yschma site of Panquilma, located on the Lurin Valley, central Peruvian coast. Panquilma is a 13th–15th century site on the borders of one of the most important and influential religious centers in the Central Andean Coast – Pachacamac. The site of Panquilma is comprised of three sectors; Sector 1 is characterized as the public zone and includes monumental architecture in the form of...