Aspero, Peru: A Reexamination of the Site and Its Implications

@article{Moseley1973AsperoPA,
  title={Aspero, Peru: A Reexamination of the Site and Its Implications},
  author={Michael Edward Moseley and Gordon Randolph Willey},
  journal={American Antiquity},
  year={1973},
  volume={38},
  pages={452 - 468}
}
Abstract The large preceramic site of Aspero, on the central Peruvian coast, was explored in the past by Uhle and by Willey and Corbett; however, these investigators did not recognize the presence of sizable artificial platform mounds or “corporate labor structures” at the site. In spite of its preceramic status, Aspero was a sedentary community, and the corporate labor structures suggest the beginnings of a complex, non-egalitarian society. The hypothesis is advanced that such a society was… 
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