Conrad, Geoffrey W.. Farfan, general Pacatnamu, and the dynastic history of Chimor

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

Title: Farfan, general Pacatnamu, and the dynastic history of Chimor

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph The Northern dynasties : kingship and statecraft in Chimor: a symposium at Dumbarton Oaks, 12th and 13th October 1985, edited by Michael E. Moseley and Alana Cordy-Collins

Published By: Original publisher The Northern dynasties : kingship and statecraft in Chimor: a symposium at Dumbarton Oaks, 12th and 13th October 1985, edited by Michael E. Moseley and Alana Cordy-Collins Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection. 1990. 227-242 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Geoffrey W. Conrad

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2015. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Chimu (SE75)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Traditional history (173); Chronologies and culture sequences (911); Provinces (635); Miscellaneous facilities (368); Burial practices and funerals (764); Personal names (551); Public opinion (208);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This document covers the traditional history and archaeological evidence concerning General Pacatnamu and his provincial capital; probably the site of Farfan, an intrusive Chimu administrative center with architecture similar to the [i]ciudadelas[/i] of Chan Chan, an [i]audiencia[/i], storerooms, and a burial platform. The burial platform presumably was a right awarded the general for his successful campaign. Other archaeological evidence such as ceramics, adobe brick styles, and radiocarbon dates show the city’s construction was contemporary with the early phase of monumental architecture at Chan Chan, between AD 1150 and 1250. This seems to confirm the historical reality of the Chimu conquest of the Jequetepeque Valley, of General Pacatnamu, and perhaps of a king called Ñançenpinco. The traditional histories, however, are not entirely accurate as three generations of kings represent three hundred years, raising the question of why other rulers were deleted from the traditional histories. The author believes that the traditional histories were a form of propaganda justifying the northern conquests, motivating people to advance all the way to Tumbes, and portraying the kings as superior beings whose decisions were just.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 26

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. se75-026

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: Includes bibliographical references (p. 240-242)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document not specified

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

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). 1150-396 BP (AD 850-1604)

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) coastal La Libertad region (north coast) Peru

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Chimu Indians--Politics and government--Congresses//Chimu Indians--Antiquities--Congresses//Chan Chan Site (Peru)--Congresses//Peru--Antiquities--Congresses


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