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This volume represents eight of the eighteen papers presented at the Third Northeast Conference on Andean Archaeology and Ethnohistory held at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst on October 27 and 28, 1984. It also includes a paper presented at the Second NCAAE held at the American Museum of Natural History on November 19-20, 1983. The papers include: "Wandering Shellfish: New Insights from Southeastern Coastal Ecuador" by Patricia Netherly, "Late Prehistoric Terracing at Chijra in the Collca Valley, Peru: Preliminary Report I" by Michael A. Malpass, "The Topara Tradition: An Overview" by Dwight T. Wallace, "The Peruvian North Central Coast During the Early Intermediate Period: An Emerging Perspective" by Richard E. Daggett, "A Sequence of Monumental Architecture from Huamanchuco" by John R. Topic, "Duality in Public Architecture in the Upper Zena Valley" by Patricia J. Netherly and Tom D. Dillehay, "Piruru: A Preliminary Report on the Archaeological Botany of a Highland Andean Site" by Lawrence Kaplan and Elisabeth Bonnier, "Analysis of Organic Remains from Huamachuco Qollqas" by Coreen E. Chiswell, "Aspects of Casting Practice in Prehispanic Peru" by Stuart V. Arnold, and Representations of the Cosmos: A Comparison of the Church of San Cristobal de Pampachiri with the Coricancha Drawing of Santacruz Pachacuti Yamqui Salcamaygua" by Monica Barnes.

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Cornell University Latin American Studies Program


Ithaca, New York


Ecuadorian archaeology, distibution networks, Tahuin Project, archaeological survey, Jambeli ceramic style, Garbanzal ceramic style, Romero site, Ecuador, shell middens, Chijra site, Colca Valley, agricultural terraces, ethnohistory, Topara Tradition, Paracas Necropolis, settlement patterns, Early Intermediate Period, Peruvian North Central Coast, monumental architecture, Huamachuco, Zana Valley, Piruru site, archaeobotany, qollqas, collcas, metallurgy, Pampachiri, Joan de Santacruz Pachacuti Yamqui Salcamaygua, iconography


Archaeological Anthropology | Architectural History and Criticism | Ceramic Arts

Perspectives on Andean Prehistory and Protohistory: Papers from the Third Annual Northeast Conference on Andean Archaeology and Ethnohistory