Chincha-Inka Mortuary Traditions at Jahuay, Quebrada de Topará


This is an abstract from the "From the Paracas Culture to the Inca Empire: Recent Archaeological Research in the Chincha Valley, Peru" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

The site of Jahuay, located 20 km north of the Chincha Valley, was first occupied during the Early Horizon as a commoner fishing community. In later eras, it was reoccupied by the Chincha and Inka, possibly as a tambo. During the 2017 and 2018 field seasons, the Proyecto de Investigación Arqueológica de Jahuay excavated burials from multiple contexts at the sites, both disturbed and intact, and spanning from the Early Horizon to the early colonial period. Among our findings, we observe that the unique mortuary patterns previously documented by our colleagues in Chincha reached beyond the valley proper during the Late Intermediate Period and Late Horizon, demonstrating the persistence of the social and political ties between Jahuay and the Chincha Valley.

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Chincha-Inka Mortuary Traditions at Jahuay, Quebrada de Topará. Jo Osborn, Brittany Hundman, Camille Weinberg, Kelita Perez. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 451255)

Spatial Coverage

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

Record Identifiers

Abstract Id(s): 25212