Creamer, Winifred. Archaeological investigation of Late Archaic sites (3000–1800 B.C.) in the Pativilca Valley, Peru

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Archaeological investigation of Late Archaic sites (3000–1800 B.C.) in the Pativilca Valley, Peru

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Fieldiana Anthropology -- new series no. 40

Published By: Original publisher Fieldiana Anthropology -- new series no. 40 Chicago: Field Museum of Natural History. 2007. 1-79 p. ill., maps

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Winifred Creamer, Alvaro Ruiz, Jonathan Haas

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 Archaeological excavation methods (1210); Archaeological survey methods (129); Dating methods in archaeology (1211); Public structures (344); Settlement patterns (361); Miscellaneous facilities (368); Territorial hierarchy (631); General character of religion (771); Chronologies and culture sequences (911);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document The authors present the results of fieldwork in the Pativilca Valley, and examine the evidence with the goal of understand the early political development in the Norte Chico region. They describe eight sites with monumental architecture, circular plazas, two cemeteries, and one site with a residential area. The sites are open, with mounds facing into the valley. There is no indication of warfare. Looters’ pits and other areas of disturbance were examined to document the stratigraphy of the various mounds, and radiocarbon samples came mostly from shicra bags used in their construction; further testing is needed to test for contemporaneity and for continuous use. The architecture of the mounds indicates that religious activities could have been visible to large numbers of people, with access to subsequent rituals progressively limited to ever smaller groups.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 10

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. se40-010

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

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 74-78)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 2002

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; 2014

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 4700-3800 BP (2700-1800 BC)

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

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

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