Initial Investigations at the Multicomponent Cajamarca site of Callacpuma

Author(s): Jason Toohey

Year: 2016


Here I present the results of an initial season of fieldwork at the multicomponent Cajamarca site of Callacpuma (Qayaqpuma). Cerro Callacpuma is a large site located along the northeastern edge of the Cajamarca basin. The multicomponent site encompasses a number of architectural and other spatial zones, arrayed along the 2.5 km spine of the ridge and on its north and south slopes. Initial fieldwork focused on survey and mapping of the architectural core of the site, located along the Inca trunk road, test excavation within the site’s cave complex and architectural zones, and systematic survey and recording of a sample of the site’s extensive corpus of rock art. Results indicate the presence of a large site area that was occupied and utilized at least periodically from Late Huacaloma (~500 BCE) through to the Colonial Period (~AD 1550) with a possible earlier archaic component associated with the rock art.

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Initial Investigations at the Multicomponent Cajamarca site of Callacpuma. Jason Toohey. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 404031)


Cajamarca Peru

Geographic Keywords
South America

Spatial Coverage

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