Linking Chronology, Culture History, and Culture Process in Moche Studies.

Author(s): Jeffrey Quilter

Year: 2015


Revised chronologies affect our interpretations of cultural phenomena more than vice versa. This paper explores these issues in relation to the Moche. New dates suggest that the Moche phenomenon occurred later and ended later than previously thought and this is linked to a number of key issues in Andean culture history. The collapse of the Larco ceramic sequence is linked to the undermining of the concept of the Moche state and affects our concept of "Moche," in general. Particular attention will be focused on the relations between the dual temples at Huacas de Moche and El Brujo, a case study that provides some of the most detailed information currently available for examining chronology, culture history, and culture processes.

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Linking Chronology, Culture History, and Culture Process in Moche Studies.. Jeffrey Quilter. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 396987)


Geographic Keywords
South America

Spatial Coverage

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