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Conclusion: Conquest and Abandonment

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/9780813037967.003.0007
Conclusion: Conquest and Abandonment

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This chapter describes the conquest and abandonment of Cerro la Cruz, which included a termination ritual. It also summarizes the major findings of research at the site of Cerro la Cruz and the implications for both Andean and non-Andean archaeology, with special attention to the study of frontiers, border zones, and the cross-cutting social networks that characterize such areas.

Keywords: Casma polity; Cerro la Cruz; abandonment; termination ritual; conquest; Chimú

Chapter.  4430 words. 

Subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology

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