Reconsidering the Chavín Phenomenon in the Twenty-First Century (Dumbarton Oaks Pre-Columbian Symposia and Colloquia) (Hardcover)

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Reconsidering the Chavín Phenomenon in the Twenty-First Century (Dumbarton Oaks Pre-Columbian Symposia and Colloquia) (Hardcover)

By Richard L. Burger (Editor), Jason Nesbitt (Editor)

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The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Chav n de Hu ntar holds an iconic place in the archaeology of pre-Columbian Peru and is crucial to understanding the emergence of Andean civilization during the early first millennium BCE. Best known for its elaborate religious architecture and distinctive stone sculpture, Chav n de Hu ntar was the center of a much wider Andean world and the synchronicity of widespread socioeconomic changes coupled with intrusive Chav n material culture and iconography at distant centers suggests that Chav n de Hu ntar influenced a vast region through the expansion of religious ideology and intensified long-distance interaction.

Reconsidering the Chav n Phenomenon in the Twenty-First Century builds upon a surge of archaeological research over the last twenty years, bringing together the work of scholars researching Chav n de Hu ntar and its neighbors on the coast, highlands, and ceja de selva. This volume offers a cohesive vision of the Chav n Phenomenon at both the local and interregional level, one which recognizes the high degree of socioeconomic and cultural diversity that existed and the active role of centers outside the Chav n heartland in shaping the radical transformations that occurred within the Chav n Interaction Sphere between 1000 and 400 BCE.
Product Details ISBN: 9780884024996
ISBN-10: 0884024997
Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library & Collection
Publication Date: October 10th, 2023
Pages: 432
Language: English
Series: Dumbarton Oaks Pre-Columbian Symposia and Colloquia