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Lambayeque Burials in Huaca La Capilla - San Jose de Moro Site

Author(s): Ema Perea ; Karla Patroni ; Luis Castillo ; Luis Muro

Year: 2017

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Huaca La Capilla is one of the best preserved architectural mounds in the archaeological site of San Jose de Moro . Its construction corresponds to the Late Moche period, but extends its occupation after its closure . Excavations in the units 55 and 64, located on the northern slope of the mound gives us an approximation to the function that had the structure after the Moche period.This poster presents the results of 2 field campaigns conducted in 2015 and 2016 where 40 burials of the Lambayeque period were recorded in an total area of ​​50 m2. This case study provides important information regarding how social memory was constructed by social groups in the north coast of Peru.

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Lambayeque Burials in Huaca La Capilla - San Jose de Moro Site. Ema Perea, Karla Patroni, Luis Castillo, Luis Muro. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 430636)


Geographic Keywords
South America

Spatial Coverage

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

Record Identifiers

Abstract Id(s): 17486

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