Investigating Rock Art in the Coastal Valleys of Arequipa

Author(s): Jo Burkholder

Year: 2016


Rock art takes on a diversity of forms in the coastal valleys of Arequipa ranging from pictographs and petroglyphs to larger geoglyphs and rock alignments. This poster documents initial steps being taken to document and understand the contributions of all forms or rock art to the sacred geography and cultural landscape of this region before, during, and after the Middle Horizon period (400-1000 A.D.) Techniques being used include photo documentation, mapping, and viewshed/intervisibility analyses.

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Investigating Rock Art in the Coastal Valleys of Arequipa. Jo Burkholder. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 405239)

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Geographic Keywords
South America

Spatial Coverage

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