Chan Chan: Andean Alternative of the Preindustrial City

  title={Chan Chan: Andean Alternative of the Preindustrial City},
  author={Michael Edward Moseley},
  pages={219 - 225}
I have discussed Chan Chan in terms of its political and economic characteristics because state organization had a pervasive impact on the growth and structure of the settlement. In this sense the capital of Chimor resembles Cuzco the Inca capital (1). Both metropolitan centers served as seats of Andean empires governed by noble classes headed by members of royal dynasties. Each state relied on a system of labor taxation and controlled the production, collection, and redistribution of goods… 
Economy of a Prehistoric Urban Context: Commodity and Labor Flow at Moche V Pampa Grande, Peru
Abstract As a step toward delineation of prehistoric urbanism on the North Coast of Peru, Royal Ontario Museum teams have conducted intensive structural-functional analysis of “urban context” at the
Ideology and the development of social hierarchy at the site of Panquilma, Peruvian central coast
The role of ideology in the development of hierarchical relations is investigated with archaeological data recovered at the site of Panquilma, a community of the 13th to 15th centuries located in the
Local ideological strategies and the politics of ritual space in the Chimú Empire
This article examines the politics of ritual space in the Jequetepeque Valley, Peru after the conquest of the region by the Chimú Empire (A.D. 1200–1450). Interpretations are based on detailed
This paper is concerned with problems relating to the evolution and maintenance of prehistoric urban societies on the Peruvian north coast. Based in large part on archaeological fieldwork undertaken
Pattern and Meaning in Prehistoric Peruvian Architecture: The Architecture of Social Control in the Chimu State
Archaeologists have studied buildings for decades, but a very narrow range of analytical approaches has been applied to prehistoric architecture. This paper presents a basic theory of architectural
From Stewards to Bureaucrats: Architecture and Information Flow at Chan Chan, Peru
Abstract Archaeologists working with complex societies are concerned with the administration of political economies. Beginning with the premise that there are differing forms of administration and
Late Pre-Inkaic Ethnic Groups in Highland Peru: An Archaeological-Ethnohistorical Model of the Political Geography of the Cajamarca Region
  • D. Julien
  • Political Science
    Latin American Antiquity
  • 1993
A model of late pre-Inka political geography of the region surrounding Cajamarca, in the north highlands of Peru, is presented. This model, based on ethnohistoric data and archaeological research,
Prehistoric diet and subsistence of the Moche Valley, Peru.
Abstract A study of plant and animal remains from eleven archaeological sites in the Moche Valley, Peru, revealed that three major subsistence patterns prevailed between the time of the first
Cultural Materialism, Split Inheritance, and the Expansion of Ancient Peruvian Empires
Archaeological and ethnohistoric data on the Chimu and Inca empires, two prehistoric Peruvian states that shared a number of organizational features, are used to test the theory of cultural
Theorizing Variations in Andean Sociopolitical Organization
The history of Central Andean archaeology reveals a broad array of theoretical approaches, with many significant contributions to archaeological theory as well as methods made by Andeanists. Max


Community Settlement Patterns at Chan Chan, Peru
  • M. West
  • Environmental Science
    American Antiquity
  • 1970
Abstract A recent surface survey was conducted at the site of Chan Chan, Peru, for purposes of investigating the nature of community settlement patterns. Previous writers have tended to view these in
Incipient Urbanization and Secularization in Tiahuanacoid Peru
Abstract This paper shows that two previous lines of evidence (radiocarbon dating and historic dynasty lists) for calculating absolute dates in prehistoric northern Peru produce a hiatus between the
Pozorski, thesis, Harvard University (1971)
  • Harvard University
  • 1974
Life, Land and Water in Anicietit Peru (Long Island
  • 1965
Different investigators define and therefore count the principal compounds at Chan Chan somewhat differently
  • 1974
Northridge). I gratefully acknowledge assistance received from all staff members. I thank C
    The intermediate architecture is under study by U
    • Antiq. 35,
    • 1970
    Galindo is under study by G
      Topic, thesis
      • 1970