Archaeological Investigation of Late Archaic Sites (3000–1800 B.C.) in the Pativilca Valley, Peru

  title={Archaeological Investigation of Late Archaic Sites (3000–1800 B.C.) in the Pativilca Valley, Peru},
  author={Winifred Creamer and Alvaro Ruiz and Jonathan Haas},
Abstract This volume presents the results of archaeological testing at nine sites in the Pativilca Valley on the coast of Peru. Included are the first systematically collected radiocarbon dates from this valley, part of the Norte Chico region. Descriptions and maps of the sites tested provide the basis for discussion of the Late Archaic period (3000–1800 B.C.) in the valley and within the surrounding Norte Chico region, where monumental architecture appears to have begun earlier than elsewhere… Expand
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