Adaptive strategies or ideological innovations? Interpreting sociopolitical developments in the Jequetepeque Valley of Peru during the Late Moche Period

@article{Swenson2007AdaptiveSO,
  title={Adaptive strategies or ideological innovations? Interpreting sociopolitical developments in the Jequetepeque Valley of Peru during the Late Moche Period},
  author={Edward Swenson},
  journal={Journal of Anthropological Archaeology},
  year={2007},
  volume={26},
  pages={253-282}
}
  • Edward Swenson
  • Published 2007
  • History
  • Journal of Anthropological Archaeology
Abstract Environmental perturbations and social unrest are thought to have led to the reconstitution of traditional belief systems and hierarchical political relations on Peru’s North Coast during the Late Moche Period (550–800 AD). Ideological transformations are thus commonly interpreted as adaptive or reactive responses to social, political, and ecological disruptions. Nevertheless, religious practices directly shaped the formation of alternative power structures and ecological systems on… Expand
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