Moche Burial Patterns

Moche Burial Patterns

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In the Moche culture of northern Peru (c.AD 100-800) people were buried according to the status they held during their life and were sometimes accompanied by objects and insignia that reflected their position within society. This is the conclusion reached by Millaire in his study of Moche burial patterns and social structures which collates evidence from a range of settlements from the Early, Middle and Late Moche periods. These conclusions are reached through an analysis of grave context, contents, internal organisation, the energy expended in the construction and elaboration of the burial, and interpretations of age and sex profiles.Gold and silver chisel bladed sceptre from grave G12. Reprinted from Alva and ... Key diagram of Middle Moche burials in the Jequetepeque Valley. Weaving scene painted on a Moche-TV^7oraSo vessel. Reprinted from Donnan (1978:anbsp;...

Title:Moche Burial Patterns
Author:Jean-François Millaire
Publisher:British Archaeological Reports Limited - 2002-01


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