Production and Pilgrimage: Summarizing a Decade of INAA in the Southern Nasca Region
This poster presents a comprehensive evaluation of INAA work on ceramics from the Southern Nasca Region from the Early Horizon through the Late Intermediate period. For the first time we present previously unpublished work from the Las Trancas Valley in Nasca. The results from the analysis confirm previous studies suggesting centralized production in the region during the Early Intermediate period and decentralized production before and after this period. We attribute this long-term pattern to pilgrimage associated with the ceremonial center Cahuachi and associated behaviors centered at the site.
This Resource is Part of the Following Collections
- Society for American Archaeology 81st Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL (2016) •
- Ceramics of the Indigenous Cultures in South America: Studies of Production and Exchange using INAA
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Production and Pilgrimage: Summarizing a Decade of INAA in the Southern Nasca Region. Kevin Vaughn, Marcela Poirier. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 403046)
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