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The Chicama Valley in Time and Space

Author(s): Jeffrey Quilter ; Regulo Franco J.

Year: 2017

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The Chicama is one of the largest valleys of the Peruvian coast, was part of the

"heartland" of Moche culture, and a frontier between different cultural and linguistic

regions at the time of Spanish arrival. This paper will review past and recent research in

the valley and and their problems and potentials. Particular attention will be paid to

landscape archaeology and the history of irrigation systems and land use through time,

themes to be addressed in the other papers of the session.

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The Chicama Valley in Time and Space. Jeffrey Quilter, Regulo Franco J.. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 429278)


Ecology Irrigation Peru

Geographic Keywords
South America

Spatial Coverage

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

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Abstract Id(s): 15475

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