Mortuary Preferences: A Wari Culture Case Study from Middle Horizon Peru

@article{Isbell2004MortuaryPA,
  title={Mortuary Preferences: A Wari Culture Case Study from Middle Horizon Peru},
  author={W. H. Isbell},
  journal={Latin American Antiquity},
  year={2004},
  volume={15},
  pages={3-32}
}
  • W. H. Isbell
  • Published 2004
  • History
  • Latin American Antiquity
  • Mortuary practices reveal a great deal about the social organization of prehistoric cultures and their landscape of places. However, tombs are favored targets for looters, making it difficult to determine original burial practices. Very little was known about Wari burial during the Middle Horizon (A.D. 500–1000), even though Wari was an imperial, early Bronze Age culture with a spectacular urban capital in highland Peru. Excavations at the secondary Wari city of Conchopata produced remains of… CONTINUE READING

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