The Fortaleza Valley, Peru: Archaeological Investigation of Late Archaic Sites (3000–1800 BC)

  title={The Fortaleza Valley, Peru: Archaeological Investigation of Late Archaic Sites (3000–1800 BC)},
  author={Winifred Creamer and A Ruiz Rubio and Manuel F. Perales Munguia and Jonathan Haas},
Abstract Monumental architecture, including stepped pyramids, sunken circular plazas, and upright monoliths (huancas), has been identified at sites throughout the Norte Chico region along the coast of Peru. During 2003 and 2004, test excavations were conducted at six of these sites in the Fortaleza Valley. Excavation included 1 × 2-m test pits and sections cleared along road cuts and looters' pits. Good preservation of plant materials, along with fiber bags, or shicra, used in construction of… Expand
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