Assembling the Moche: the power of temporary gatherings on the North Coast of Peru

@article{Swenson2018AssemblingTM,
  title={Assembling the Moche: the power of temporary gatherings on the North Coast of Peru},
  author={Edward Swenson},
  journal={World Archaeology},
  year={2018},
  volume={50},
  pages={62 - 85}
}
ABSTRACT Temporary, ritualized and infrequent gatherings are commonly defined by an altered material frame, whether intensified, simplified or reconstituted. The establishment of this frame often requires considerable resources and time and can significantly redirect quotidian routines and temporalities in anticipation of the event in question. The author argues that temporary festivals provided one of the principal means to ‘assemble’ larger political alliances among the ancient Moche of… Expand
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