Pozzi-Escot B., Denise. Conchopata: a community of potters

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Title: Conchopata: a community of potters

Published in: Huari administrative structure : prehistoric monumental architecture and state government, edited by William H. Isbell and Gordon F. McEwan

Published By: Huari administrative structure : prehistoric monumental architecture and state government, edited by William H. Isbell and Gordon F. McEwan Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, 1991. 81-92 p.: ill.

By line: Denise Pozzi-Escot B.

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2003. Computer File

Culture: Huari (SE65)

Subjects: Reviews and critiques (114); Ceramic technology (323); Architecture (341); Settlement patterns (361); General tools (412); Chronologies and culture sequences (911); Cultural stratigraphy (912);

Abstract: Pozzi-Escot begins the discussion about the site of Conchopata by examining the previous research that occurred there. Conchopata (also known as Qonchopata and Menzel may have called the site Chakipampa) dates from the Early Intermediate Period through the Middle Horizon. Only the data that pertain to the Middle Horizon were marked for OCM (Outline of Cultural Materials) codes. The height of Conchopata's settlement was during Middle Horizon Epoch 1 when more elite activities took place there along with large-scale ceramic production. There is evidence of long distance trade and a cemetery. Pozzi-Escot states, 'It seems likely that [Conchopata] architecture is the prototype out of which Huari urban architectural units developed....' (page 91).

Document Number: 13

Document ID: se65-013

Document Type: Essay

Language: English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 92)

Field Date: 1982

Evaluation: Archaeologist-4, 5

Analyst: Sarah Berry ; 2002

Coverage Date: Middle Horizon

Coverage Place: Conchopata; Ayacucho Valley, Peru

LCSH: Indians of South America--Antiquities--Peru

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