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An approach to the tombs and rituals in Area 49 in San José de Moro.

Author(s): María Claudia Herrera López

Year: 2015

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San José de Moro (SJM) is one of the most important Moche cemeteries studied in the North Coast of Peru. It is recognized by the presence of several elite tombs and strong evidence of rituals that took place along these burials. SJM also has a proper style of potter manufacture which is easily differentiated from southern styles. It is important to mention that the Moche society was divided in those who inhabited the north and south areas of their territory.

In this context, during the last field season, we excavated a boot shaped tomb associated to a Moche V stirrup bottle, which is the first evidence of the presence of South Moche recorded at the site. Furthermore, a concentration of infant pit tombs stands out, among which a particular context shows different characteristics from the mortuary practices usually displayed in infant burials as we plan to show in this poster.

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An approach to the tombs and rituals in Area 49 in San José de Moro.. María Claudia Herrera López. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 398350)


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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