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- DescriptionThis volume brings together essays on the nature of political organization of the Moche, a complex pre-Inca society that existed on the rth coast of Peru from c. 100 to 800 CE. Since the discovery of the royal tombs of Sipan in 1987, the Moche have become one of the best-kwn pre-Hispanic cultures of the Americas and the focus of a number of archaeological projects. But the nature of Moche political organization is still debated. Some scholars view the Moche as a molithic state, others see a clear distinction between a rthern and southern Moche polity, and yet others argue that the most accurate model is one in which each valley contained an independent polity. In a presentation of new data and new perspectives, the authors debate these competing theories. Based on a set of papers presented by sixteen international scholars at the Dumbarton Oaks Pre-Columbian Studies symposium held in Lima, Peru, in 2004, this volume marks an important point in the development of Moche archaeology and will be a landmark work in Pre-Columbian studies.
- Author BiographyJeffrey Quilter is Deputy Director of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University. Luis Jaime Castillo B. is Professor of Humanities and Archaeology at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru. William L. Fash, Jr. is William and Muriel Seabury Howells Director of the Peabody Museum at Harvard University.
- PublisherDumbarton Oaks Research Library & Collection
- Date of Publication14/05/2010
- SubjectAncient History
- Series TitleDumbarton Oaks Pre-Columbian Symposia and Colloquia
- Place of PublicationWashington DC
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintDumbarton Oaks Research Library & Collection
- Content Note192 halftones
- Weight1048 g
- Width187 mm
- Height264 mm
- Spine28 mm
- Edited byJeffrey Quilter,Luis Jaime Castillo B.
- Format DetailsWith printed dust jacket
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