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The Pinta Ceramic Phase. Explaining a Paracas ceramic phase from Cerro del Gentil

Author(s): Henry Tantaleán ; Alexis Rodríguez Yábar ; Kelita Pérez Cubas ; Charles Stanish

Year: 2017

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During the last five years, we have developed an archaeological research program in the southern Peruvian coastal valley of Chincha. This project focuses on the rise of the Paracas society ca. 800-200 BCE. We excavated the monumental Paracas site of Cerro del Gentil located in the Chincha mid-valley where we recovered an important ritual context in a sunken court related to the Pinta phase. The Pinta phase was defined by Dwight Wallace in 1950´s but not has been systematically described. In this paper, we describe the Pinta assemblage and contextualize it in a regional context of Paracas emergence.

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The Pinta Ceramic Phase. Explaining a Paracas ceramic phase from Cerro del Gentil. Henry Tantaleán, Alexis Rodríguez Yábar, Kelita Pérez Cubas, Charles Stanish. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 428982)


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

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Abstract Id(s): 13215

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America