Wari Foodways: A Comparison across Space

Author(s): Silvana Rosenfeld; Matthew Sayre

Year: 2019


This is an abstract from the "Seeing Wari through the Lens of the Everyday: Results from the Patipampa Sector of Huari" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

The advances in food studies have revealed significant new information about life during the Middle Horizon (AD 600-1000) in the central Andes of Peru. Botanical and faunal data from Wari affiliated sites shows differential use of at least two items: molle (Schinus molle) and guinea pigs (Cavia porcellus). After examining recent data from the Patipampa sector of Huari, we discuss the possibility that differential consumption of chicha de molle and guinea pig meat during the Middle Horizon could have been an important aspect of a cuisine to sign Wari ethnicity or/and status outside of Huari.

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Wari Foodways: A Comparison across Space. Silvana Rosenfeld, Matthew Sayre. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 452292)

Spatial Coverage

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

Record Identifiers

Abstract Id(s): 23885