Feldman, Robert A.. Preceramic corporate architecture: evidence for the development of non-egalitarian social systems in Peru

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Title: Preceramic corporate architecture: evidence for the development of non-egalitarian social systems in Peru

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Early ceremonial architecture in the Andes : a conference at Dumbarton Oaks, 8th to 10th October 1982, edited by Christopher B. Donnan

Published By: Original publisher Early ceremonial architecture in the Andes : a conference at Dumbarton Oaks, 8th to 10th October 1982, edited by Christopher B. Donnan Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection. 1985. 71-92 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Robert A. Feldman

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2014. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Coastal Andean Archaic (SE40)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Religious and educational structures (346); Settlement patterns (361); Archaeological excavation methods (1210); Labor relations (466); Labor supply and employment (464); General character of religion (771); Religious experience (781); Building interiors and arrangement (353); Prayers and sacrifices (782);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document Feldman describes the excavations at two mounds at Aspero: Huaca de los Idolos and Huaca de los Sacrificios. A looters’ trench was cleaned at a third mound, Huaca Alta. The excavations show the mounds were composed of successive building phases, were not simply earthen platforms supporting structures at the top, had special architectural decoration not found in domestic structures, did not contain domestic refuse, contained dedicatory caches or sacrifices that were laid down just prior to new construction, and showed a pattern of graduated restrictions of access with the smaller rooms found farther into the structure at the top. A case is made for Aspero being a group-oriented chiefdom based on the corporate labor involved in building the mounds and the presence of luxury trade items. Also, a comparison is made between coastal mounds and highland temple structures.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 6

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. se40-006

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Essay

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: For bibliographical references see document 9 Includes bibliographical references (p. 89-92)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1973-1974

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Archaeologist - 4, 5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Sarah Berry; 2012

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 6964–4533 BP

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Aspero, Supe Puerto (Supe Valley), Barranca province, Lima region, Peru

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Andes Region--Antiquities

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