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by Inge R. Schjellerup
Information from archaeological excavations, ethnohistoric studies, and physical anthropological and ethnographic research is integrated to reconstruct the history of the Chachapoya people. Starting in the 9th century, the Chachapoya developed their own distinctive cultural expressions with monumental architecture and sociopolitical organization based on competitive chiefdoms. They lived mainly in hierarchically organized nuclear settlements and built spectacular and strategic sites on mountain tops. The Inka and then the Spanish conquests brought many changes, altering the landscape with new architectural styles and moving crops to different environmental zones, with dire consequences for the Chachapoya population and its subsistence. Despite these sweeping changes, traces of Chachapoya heritage are still seen in agricultural practices, ethnobotanical knowledge, and local ideology. In Spanish.
Published by Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (Lima), 2005. 641 pp. ISBN: 978-9972-42-728-2.
$35.00 (shipping included). Order code PU029.