Crucible of Andean Civilization

  title={Crucible of Andean Civilization},
  author={Jonathan Haas and Winifred Creamer},
  journal={Current Anthropology},
  pages={745 - 775}
The focus of the development of the first complex, centralized societies on the coast of Peru between 3000 and 1800 BC was a portion of the coast known as the Norte Chico, where more than 30 large Late Archaic sites with monumental platform mounds, ceremonial plazas, and residential architecture have now been identified. Differing theories have been offered to explain the emergence of complex polities in this region. New settlement and radiocarbon data suggest an alternative theoretical model… Expand
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