Mortuary Practices and Human Sacrifice in the Middle Chao Valley of Peru: Their Interpretation in the Context of Andean Mortuary Patterning

@article{Gaither2008MortuaryPA,
  title={Mortuary Practices and Human Sacrifice in the Middle Chao Valley of Peru: Their Interpretation in the Context of Andean Mortuary Patterning},
  author={Catherine M. Gaither and Jonathan Kent and V{\'i}ctor F. V{\'a}squez S{\'a}nchez and Teresa E. Rosales Tham},
  journal={Latin American Antiquity},
  year={2008},
  volume={19},
  pages={107 - 121}
}
Investigations at several northern Peruvian coastal archaeological sites by archaeologists and physical anthropologists are beginning to provide details on long-term patterning of mortuary behavior. Some of these patterns include retainer sacrifice, child sacrifice, and the metaphorical principle we refer to as “like with like.” In this paper, we discuss the data relating to these mortuary patterns discovered at the site of Santa Rita B in the middle Chao Valley. Examples of each of the… 
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