Zooarchaeologial inferences and analogical reasoning at Chavin de Huantar (Peru)
Author(s): Silvana Rosenfeld
Chavín de Huantar (1000-500 BC Peru) has long has been considered a major center in the central Andes given its complex architecture and art. Mostly based on art depiction, ritual at Chavín has long been associated with psychoactive plant ingestion. Stone sculptures show the hallucinogenic San Pedro cactus, as well as the representation of monstrous animals and supernatural beings interpreted as priests transforming into animals during hallucinogen consumption. Inspired by Diane Gifford-Gonzalez’s epistemological work on zooarchaeological inferences, analogical reasoning, and actualism, I analyze and interpret the manufacture and use of bone artifacts at Chavín in its ritual context.
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- "Bones are Not Enough": Research in Honor of Diane Gifford-Gonzalez •
- Society for American Archaeology 80th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA (2015)
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Zooarchaeologial inferences and analogical reasoning at Chavin de Huantar (Peru). Silvana Rosenfeld. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 395774)
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