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Early Cultural Complexity on the Coast of Peru

  • Shelia Pozorski
  • Thomas Pozorski

The emergence of cultural complexity on the coast of Peru almost five thousand years ago has been much debated (e.g., Engel 1957a, b; Lanning 1967; Moseley 1975; Haas and Creamer 2004; Haas et al. 2004a, b; Shady 1999, 2001, 2006 inter alia). This chapter critically examines this process of civilization during the Late Pre-ceramic, Initial Period, and Early Horizon. It also traces the history of archaeological investigation and cultural theory that has brought us to the current level of understanding.

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Initial Period Radiocarbon Date Coastal Site Religious Cult Central Coast 
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  • Shelia Pozorski
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  • Thomas Pozorski
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Psychology and AnthropologyUniversity of Texas-PanAmericanEdinburgUSA

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