A Worm’s Eye View of Chimú Domestic Practice

Author(s): Robyn Cutright

Year: 2019


This is an abstract from the "From Households to Empires: Papers Presented in Honor of Bradley J. Parker" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

Andean household archaeologists have sometimes been slow to adopt a range of specialized methodologies that have become commonplace in regions such as Europe and the Near East. Dr. Bradley Parker’s recent work brought microartifact studies to the attention of archaeologists working in the Andes. In this paper, I reconsider household assemblages from Pedregal, a Chimú farming community in the Jequetepeque Valley, Perú, from a microartifact perspective. I compare spatial patterns revealed by >1mm microartifact assemblages from soil samples to macroartifacts recovered from the same excavation contexts to evaluate a microartifactual methodological approach for reconstructing Chimú domestic practice.

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A Worm’s Eye View of Chimú Domestic Practice. Robyn Cutright. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 451605)

Spatial Coverage

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

Record Identifiers

Abstract Id(s): 23553