No Hearth, No Problem: A Multidisciplinary Exploration of Ceremonial Architecture at Two Late Preceramic Sites in the Norte Chico Region
Author(s): Matthew Piscitelli
This is an abstract from the "Illuminated Communities: The Role of the Hearth at the Beginning of Andean Civilization" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
Multi-elemental analytical techniques like X-Ray Fluorescence have been employed to determine the use of space through residues left behind from human activities. In addition, methodologies primarily used in other disciplines such as pollen analysis or micromorphology can illuminate the archaeological record in ways that traditional methods cannot. This paper presents the results of innovative analytical techniques used to identify and analyze small-scale ceremonial architecture at the Late Preceramic sites of Huaricanga and Caballete in the Fortaleza Valley of Peru. The results of this project allow us to reconstruct the ritual practices that took place within these ancient structures and shed light on an early form of South American religion.
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No Hearth, No Problem: A Multidisciplinary Exploration of Ceremonial Architecture at Two Late Preceramic Sites in the Norte Chico Region. Matthew Piscitelli. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 450661)
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Abstract Id(s): 25249