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La Poza de Huanchaco: A Late Early Horizon – Early Intermediate Period Fishing Community: social and material culture interactions between Salinar and Gallinazo

Author(s): Gabriel Prieto

Year: 2015

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La Poza has been excavated since 1965. Today is one of the most intensive sites that have been studied in the Moche valley but at the same time is perhaps the most damaged by modern urban growth. The recent excavations carried out at the site, using the test pitting technique have uncovered principally a Salinar and Gallinazo occupations. Human burials and domestic contexts with complete ceramic vessels are the most common findings in this site. The dense deposits provided a great collection of ceramic sherds, plants and abundant faunal remains. More important, six radiocarbon dates taken from secure contexts are available and allowed to place these materials in an absolute sequence, linking these occupations with the rest of the Prehispanic occupations in the Moche valley. In this paper I will present preliminary results and some thoughts about the Salinar and Gallinazo interactions during the end of the Late Early Horizon and the beginnings of the Early Intermediate Period.

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La Poza de Huanchaco: A Late Early Horizon – Early Intermediate Period Fishing Community: social and material culture interactions between Salinar and Gallinazo. Gabriel Prieto. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 396983)


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South America


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min long: -93.691; min lat: -56.945 ; max long: -31.113; max lat: 18.48 ;

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America