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A Glimpse of Domestic Space at Tenahaha from the Cotahuasi Valley, Peru

Author(s): Aaron Mayer ; Matthew Sayre

Year: 2016

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In the field seasons of 2004-2007 Justin Jennings and his field crew conducted archaeological excavations at the Middle Horizon (600-1100A.D.) site of Tenahaha in the Cothuasi Valley of the Peruvian Andes. During 2013-2014 floatation samples from the site were analyzed in the Archaeology Laboratory at the University of South Dakota. The Tenahaha site contained five domestic areas from which macrobotanical data was collected and interpreted. It is believed that the Tenahaha necropolis was only periodically occupied during ritual and ceremonial events. This should be reflected in macrobotanical and domestic material remains. In this paper Tenahaha is compared to other Middle Horizon sites and used to determine ancient food ways and other domestic activities in the region.

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A Glimpse of Domestic Space at Tenahaha from the Cotahuasi Valley, Peru. Aaron Mayer, Matthew Sayre. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 404235)


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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