The 2017 Excavations at Pan de Azúcar de Nivín: Insight into the Middle Horizon Occupation of the Middle Casma Valley, Peru
Author(s): Elizabeth Cruzado Carranza
Pan de Azúcar de Nivín is located 23km east to the city of Casma, in the small town of Nivín, at the right margin of the Casma River Valley in the Department of Ancash, Peru. In June and July 2017, a team of archaeologists from Louisiana State University carried out mapping and excavation operations at this important archaeological complex. Through limited excavations, architectural mapping, surface collection and the analysis of associated materials, the Proyecto de Investigación Arqueológico Regional Nivín (PIAN) explores the cultural prehistory of middle section of the Casma Valley.
Preliminary results of the stylistic analysis of pottery fragments combine with the appearance of the architectural layout indicate the presence of Middle Horizon and early Late Intermediate Period components at the archaeological complex. In this poster, I will introduce the region study, present the methodologies used in the field, and discuss the preliminary results of the analysis of the distribution of the ceramic fragments collected during the surface collection at the different architectural features at Pan de Azúcar de Nivín.
Moreover, the 2017 field work provides an opportunity to compare Pan de Azúcar de Nivín with other neighboring Middle Horizon and Later Intermediate Period groups nearby the Casma Valley.
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The 2017 Excavations at Pan de Azúcar de Nivín: Insight into the Middle Horizon Occupation of the Middle Casma Valley, Peru. Elizabeth Cruzado Carranza. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 442813)
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