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Household Practice and Spatial Fashioning in the Chachapoya Community of Purunllacta de Soloco

Author(s): James Crandall

Year: 2016

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For the Chachapoya of the eastern Andes, the household was a primary social space of production and community life. In order to examine the maintenance of such social spaces, this paper analyses the material continuity of household spatial production in the upper Amazonian community of Purunllacta de Soloco occupied between A.D. 400-1583. Many Chachapoya houses were continually inhabited and were refashioned according to a schema indicated by a particular material assemblage. I identify long-term continuities and changes in the production of social space and household practices through an analysis of the internal divisions of Chachapoya houses. The results indicate that the production of household spaces remained uniform while a particular localized style of Chachapoya architecture arose during the Inka and early Spanish colonial periods.


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Household Practice and Spatial Fashioning in the Chachapoya Community of Purunllacta de Soloco. James Crandall. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 404718)


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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