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A Time and Place of Transition: The North Coast of Peru, AD 900–1350

Melissa A. Vogel

in Frontier Life in Ancient Peru

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780813037967
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780813042176 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813037967.003.0002
A Time and Place of Transition: The North Coast of Peru, AD 900–1350

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This chapter describes the geographic and temporal setting of the north coast of Peru ca. ad 900–1350, during periods known as the Middle Horizon and Late Intermediate Period, explaining the chronology and sociopolitical events of the time. It also provides an overview of the Casma polity and their eventual conquerors, the Chimú state.

Keywords: Casma polity; Chao Valley; ceramic style

Chapter.  6860 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology

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