An Analysis of Botanical Remains from the Site of Quilcapampa

Author(s): Matthew Biwer

Year: 2019


This is an abstract from the "Wari and the Far Peruvian South Coast: Final Results of Excavations in Quilcapampa" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

This paper presents the results of the recovery and identification of plant remains from the site of Quilcapampa La Antigua. Located in the Department of Arequipa, Peru, Quilcapampa provides evidence of cultural material associated with the Wari Empire (AD 600-1000). This presentation focuses on the plant remains recovered from the 2015-2016 excavations. The well-preserved botanical remains from Quilcapampa provide a wealth of information, including local food production strategies and spatial organization of the processing, cooking, and discard of plant resources. My analysis of foodways at Quilcapampa provides context for plant-based activities at the site. Finally, I provide a brief discussion on how the plant remains situate Quilcapampa in relation to other Wari sites in the south-central Peruvian Andes.

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An Analysis of Botanical Remains from the Site of Quilcapampa. Matthew Biwer. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 450942)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -82.441; min lat: -56.17 ; max long: -64.863; max lat: 16.636 ;

Record Identifiers

Abstract Id(s): 22921