Where Are the Cinchecona? Mortuary Architecture and Socio-political Organization in Jauja, Peru, during the Late Intermediate Period
Author(s): Manuel Perales
This is an abstract from the "Beyond the Round House: Spatial Logic and Settlement Organization across the Late Andean Highlands" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
The Late Intermediate period constitutes a time of important changes in the life of pre-colonial Andean societies, including new mechanisms for the construction of power and authority. In the case of the Yanamarca valley in Jauja, central highlands of Peru, previous investigations have indicated that its inhabitants organized themselves in weakly institutionalized and politically unstable chiefdoms, in spite of having large human agglomerations. In this sense, following recent approaches, this paper proposes that these human groups experienced alternative forms of complexity, of a corporate and stable nature, in which local leaders known in the written sources as cinchecona stood out. For this purpose, a study of the mortuary architecture present in sites of the region is developed, which usually has not been considered in the studies developed by other researchers.
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Where Are the Cinchecona? Mortuary Architecture and Socio-political Organization in Jauja, Peru, during the Late Intermediate Period. Manuel Perales. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 451120)
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