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Another F-----g Basket Baper: Decorated Specimens from Huaca Prieta, Peru

Author(s): J. M. Adovasio ; Tom Dillehay ; J. S. Illingworth

Year: 2016

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Recent analysis of the basketry assemblage derived from the re-excavation of Huaca Prieta, Peru indicate the production of several highly complex “wall” types concurrently with escalating cultural complexity at this unique coastal site. These basketry variations include two expressions of twining which are presently unparalleled in South America. Both types also exhibit blue dyed elements and appear to have been intentionally dismembered before deposition. The technical attributes, chronological placement, and depositional context of these specimens are described and an assessment of their potential role(s) in the genesis and subsequent evolution of cultural complexity in this portion of South America is offered.

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Another F-----g Basket Baper: Decorated Specimens from Huaca Prieta, Peru. J. M. Adovasio, Tom Dillehay, J. S. Illingworth. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 403851)


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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