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A Dynamic Social Landscape: Recent Investigations at the Hacienda Guachalá, Northern Highlands of Ecuador

Author(s): Siobhan Boyd ; Zev Cossin ; Samuel Connell ; Ana Gonzalez

Year: 2017

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The area of Cayambe in the northern highlands of Ecuador is marked by the physical remains of successive waves of Inca and Spanish imperial expansion and their enduring consequences. Across the landscape high altitude fortifications evidence the drawn-out struggles between expanding Inca and local forces during the 15th century. Similarly, elite haciendas that transformed the rural countryside in the interests of imperial and state power continue to dominate the social and political landscape. In this paper, we review recent work carried out by the Proyecto Arqueológico Pambamarca (PAP) in the area of the Hacienda Guachalá, where archaeological investigations have contributed new perspectives on the continuous cultural history of the region. Archival, geophysical, and material evidence have generated both new questions and a greater understanding of the ways in which communities navigated the profound changes that characterize this important region of the northern Andes.


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A Dynamic Social Landscape: Recent Investigations at the Hacienda Guachalá, Northern Highlands of Ecuador. Siobhan Boyd, Zev Cossin, Samuel Connell, Ana Gonzalez. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 431343)


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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): 17263

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