Cover

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Frontmatter

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Contents

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Acknowledgments

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pp. ix-xi

Like the story of Recuay culture that I present here, this work chronicles a peculiar journey involving engagements with all manner of persons, places, and things. I have been fortunate enough to conduct the research in a region of the world and on an ancient culture that I find...

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1. Toward a Recuay Prehistory

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pp. 1-20

In this book I offer a prehistory of the Central Andes. By “prehistory” I mean the archaeological record of social and cultural developments before the written sources of the early sixteenth century. I also refer to the broad and potent spectrum of disciplines which informs our knowledge...

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2. Land and Settlement in Ancient Ancash

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pp. 21-61

Work and daily routine are rarely easy affairs in mountainous zones. Yet Recuay groups flourished in one of the most dramatic settings in the world. Centered around the Cordillera Blanca and the Cordillera Negra, the Recuay heartland encompassed...

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3. Recuay Architecture

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pp. 63-83

Recuay groups built some of the most outstanding buildings of ancient Peru. Like their Chav

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4. Ritual Buildings and Landscapes

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pp. 85-126

Ancient Recuay ceremonialism was manifested throughout ancient Ancash as special types of ritual places. The major categories were temples, shrines, and mortuary structures. Where relevant, specific archaeological contexts are described here to detail the...

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5. Pottery and Society

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pp. 127-157

More than architecture and stone sculpture, pottery has been the hallmark of Recuay culture since the definition of the style some hundred years ago (Eisleb 1987; Grieder 1978; Reichert 1977; Smith 1978). Scholarly studies commenced at the turn of the...

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6. Objects of Stone

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pp. 159-190

Some of the most durable artifacts of the ancient Andes included carefully worked sculptures, implements, and related objects made from stone. In this chapter I focus on their forms and distribution to help explore the types of material engagements that...

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7. Chiefly Worlds in Artworks and Imagery

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pp. 191-241

Imagery is understood here broadly as the iconographic, decorative, and formal elements of objects, especially those which have representational effect or desire. Shared imagery was vital to Recuay social life, being pervasive in the look and practice of community ceremony...

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8. A Prehistory of Recuay Culture

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pp. 243-264

My goal in this concluding chapter is to produce a diachronic model of the character and workings of the culture which elaborates on different forms of evidence presented earlier. The discussion weaves two intersecting themes and data sets, organized...

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9. Epilogue

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pp. 265-267

In most societies, it takes some doing to erase the memory of past groups and their cultures. Ancient places and things have different potentials of becoming again. They reintegrate into other traditions, participate in new narratives, become received wisdoms, and fall in and...

Appendix 1: Demographics in the Department of Ancash

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p. 271

Appendix 2: Radiocarbon Dates from Highland Ancash

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pp. 272-275

Notes

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pp. 277-279

References

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pp. 281-324

Index

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pp. 325-338