The temple of Tulán-54: Early Formative ceremonial architecture in the Atacama Desert

  title={The temple of Tul{\'a}n-54: Early Formative ceremonial architecture in the Atacama Desert},
  author={Lautaro Núñez and Isabel Cartajena and Carlos Carrasco and Patricio L{\'o}pez Mendoza and Patricio de Souza and Francisco Rivera and Bor{\'i}s Santander and Rodrigo Loyola},
  pages={901 - 915}
Abstract Unique among its kind in the Atacama Desert, the temple of Tulán-54 is a key site of the Early Formative period. Evidence of ceremonies and ritual activities, such as feasts and offerings, demonstrates that Tulán-54 was the scene of important cultural and economic transformation, from hunter-gatherers to early pastoralist communities. Recent investigations have provided new data that enriches and challenges interpretations of the site, the association of its ceremonial architecture… 

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