Dating the Late Archaic occupation of the Norte Chico region in Peru

  title={Dating the Late Archaic occupation of the Norte Chico region in Peru},
  author={Jonathan Haas and Winifred Creamer and Alvaro Ruiz},
The Norte Chico region on the coast of Peru north of Lima consists of four adjacent river valleys—Huaura, Supe, Pativilca and Fortaleza—in which archaeologists have been aware of a number of apparently early sites for more than 40 years (refs 1– 3). To clarify the early chronology in this region, we undertook fieldwork in 2002 and 2003 to determine the dates of occupation of sites in the Fortaleza and Pativilca valleys. Here we present 95 new radiocarbon dates from a sample of 13 of more than… 
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