A new look into camelid management in Middle Horizon Cusco

Author(s): Maeve Skidmore; Sarah Kennedy

Year: 2016


The Middle Horizon (AD 600-1000) brought dramatic changes to the Cusco region, particularly to valleys where Wari colonists settled in this period. Despite debate and research on the issue, our understanding of how Wari people altered local agropastoral arrangements in this zone remains limited. A prior study by the authors suggested that Wari populations maintained camelid flocks in a manner similar to that described for the Inca. Specifically it concluded that animals lived to maturity, potentially to intensify wool production or serve as pack animals. Collection of additional data from Hatun Cotuyoc faunal assemblages allows us to revisit earlier conclusions and address new questions.

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A new look into camelid management in Middle Horizon Cusco. Maeve Skidmore, Sarah Kennedy. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 403826)


Geographic Keywords
South America

Spatial Coverage

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