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Life on the Edge of the Casma Polity

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/9780813037967.003.0005
Life on the Edge of the Casma Polity

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This chapter describes the results of research at the site of Cerro la Cruz and presents the most important interpretations derived from this data, answering several central questions regarding life on the frontier, and examining the archaeological evidence for the dynamic movements of frontiers and border zones over time. The function and meaning of the site's compounds are discussed, including the evidence for an internal tripartite division of space. The perimeter walls and other non-compound architectural features are also examined.

Keywords: Casma; Cerro la Cruz; excavations; ceramics; textiles; architecture; skeletal remains

Chapter.  19940 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology

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