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Frontmatter

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Contents

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Acknowledgments

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p. vii

Permission to excavate in the Casma Valley was granted by the Peruvian Instituto Nacional de Cultura, and funding for survey and excavation was provided by grants from the O'Neil and Netting Funds of Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Funds for the radiocarbon assays were provided by grant BNS-8203452 from the National Science...

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1. Introduction

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pp. 1-7

Our interest in the Casma Valley dates from 1974 when, inspired by the descriptions of Tello (1956) and Kosok (1965), we first visited the valley. Until 1979, our visits were sporadic-accomplished at free moments during our investigations of the Moche Valley to the north. In 1979 and 1980, funding provided by the O'Neil and Netting Funds of Carnegie...

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2. Casma Valley Sites Excavated in 1980

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pp. 8-70

From July through October of 1980, we were able to conduct a series of test pits, stratigraphic excavations, and limited architectural clearings at six early sites in the Casma Valley area. This chapter presents the results of these investigations. Since we followed the same excavation procedures at all of the sites, the methodology we used is described...

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3. Early Sites Surveyed within the Casma Valley

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pp. 71-103

As part of this study of early Casma Valley prehistory, we carried out intensive survey at a number of early sites within the valley. Collier and Thompson explored and described the major sites of the lower valley as part of their work in 1956 (Collier 1962; Thompson 1961, 1962a, 1964a). A more recent reconnaissance of the Sechin branch of the valley by...

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4. The Prehistory of the Casma Valley and Its Impact on Studies of Early Andean Prehistory

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pp. 104-132

In this chapter, we use the excavation and survey data presented in chapters 2 and 3 to create a revised chronological sequence for major Cotton Preceramic, Initial Period, and Early Horizon sites in the Casma Valley area (table I). In order to put our work in perspective, we devote the first section to a review of chronological sequences proposed by...

References Cited

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pp. 133-140

Index

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pp. 141-149