Gabriel Prieto

Gabriel Prieto
University of Florida | UF · Department of Anthropology

PhD

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Desde el año 2010 hasta la fecha, el equipo del Programa Arqueológico Huanchaco ha realizado investigaciones en la bahía homónima, con la finalidad de comprender el largo proceso de ocupación y el amplio espectro social en el que se desarrollaron los diferentes grupos que habitaron la bahía de Huanchaco. No obstante, entre el abandono del sitio de...
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The Virú populations are now believed to have formed a centralized polity in the Virú Valley, which occasionally settled in neighboring regions, as in Pampa La Cruz in the Moche Valley, and Huaca Prieta in the Chicama Valley. Their presence is essentially established by their cultural marker: negative ceramic. However, little is known about the rel...
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This article reconstructs the final diet of sacrificed domestic camelids from Huanchaquito-Las Llamas to understand whether feeding was part of the ritual practice. The site is situated on the northern coast of Peru and is dated to the fifteenth century AD (Late Intermediate period; LIP). It was used by the Chimús to kill and bury a large number of...
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This research explores the significance of marine and valley crops processed and consumed at Gramalote, a fishing community in the Moche Valley, North Coast of Peru occupied 300 years and dated to 1500–1200 cal. BC. It was an organized settlement with a permanent occupation. Its inhabitants were also part-time artisans producing a number of local p...
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Chapter 8 draws lessons about Peruvian maritime adaptations from the early Initial Period site of Pampa Gramalote (1500–1200 cal B.C./3450–1350 cal BP) in the Moche valley in northern Peru. Fishermen at Gramalote also cultivated plants important for their fishing, such as cotton, reeds, and gourds, and some of the plants they consumed. Other plant...
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Chapter 1 places the volume in historical and theoretical contexts. It includes a detailed summary of each chapter and suggests directions for future research. In brief review, the archaeological study of Andean Maritime Communities in the Central Andes can be traced back to the beginning of the twentieth century to an article about the prehistoric...
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Chapter 9 discusses ethnogenesis on the north coast of Peru from the perspective of bioarchaeology at the Initial Period site of Pampa Gramalote (1500–1200 cal B.C./3450–1350 cal BP) in the Moche valley in northern Peru. The authors examine the genetic relationship between fishing and contemporary, nearby populations using dental traits. They concl...
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RESUMEN El presente estudio está referido a la caracterización de materiales arqueológicos de cuentas y cerámicas, provenientes de los sitios arqueológicos “Iglesia Colonial” y “Pampa La Cruz” de Huanchaco, respectivamente. Las cuentas de “Iglesia Colonial” fueron registradas en contextos funerarios del Período Chimu Inca (1450-1532 d.C.) y Colonia...
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Here we report the results of excavation and interdisciplinary study of the largest child and camelid sacrifice known from the New World. Stratigraphy, associated artifacts, and radiocarbon dating indicate that it was a single mass killing of more than 140 children and over 200 camelids directed by the Chimú state, c. AD 1450. Preliminary DNA analy...
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Palaeoparasitological investigation was conducted on a first set of samples from 13 sacrificed domestic camelids recovered from the pre-Hispanic Chimú culture site of Huanchaquito-Las Llamas, Peru. The aim was to establish the animals’ gastrointestinal parasite diversity and enlighten on their health status at the time of their death. To this end,...
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The discovery of the sacrificial remains of 140 children and 206 camelids sacrificed at the site of Huanchaquito-Las Llamas, on the northern coast of Peru, has provided new data on mass sacrifice practices during the Chimú period. The exceptional state of preservation of the camelids, including the presence of coats and hides, opens new research pe...
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The site of Huanchaquito-Las Llamas, situated in the Moche Valley, Peru, dated to the Late Intermediate Period (AD 1100-1470), represents a single event mass killing of children and domestic camelids of the Chimu society. Reconstruction of the life histories of 82 camelid individuals based on stable isotope analysis of bone collagen indicates that...
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Tom Dillehay (ed.). Where the land meets the sea: fourteen millennia of human history at Huaca Prieta, Peru. 2017. Austin: University of Texas Press; 978-1-4773-1149-3 $75. - Volume 92 Issue 364 - Gabriel Prieto
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The purpose of this paper is contributing to the development of methodologies to investigate ancient households. Microartifact analysis focuses on the tiny fragments (<1 cm) of ceramics, bone, lithics and shells that are produced as a result of human action. These tiny fragments are much more likely to remain in or near the context where they were...
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Excavations at the small-scale domestic settlement of Gramalote between 2010 and 2014 allowed the exploration of the social dynamics and economic interactions in the second millennium BC on the Peruvian North Coast. Detailed excavations and materials recovered during the intervention contribute a unique opportunity to explore domestic aspects of ea...
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While the Inca, Moche, and Chimu cultures boast grand sites along the north coast of Perú, much is to be learned about the earlier Gallinazo (50 BC/100 AD - 500 AD) Salinar (200 BC - 200 AD), and Cupisnique (ca. 1500 - 300 BC) cultures from small, coastal settlements. The 2017 field season of the Programa Arqueologico Huanchaco investigated these e...
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The archaeology of the Late Preceramic (3500–1800 b.c.) and Initial Periods (1800–800 b.c.) on the north coast of Peru is focused on monumental ceremonial buildings and little attention has been paid to small residential settlements. Here, I introduce the excavations carried out at Gramalote, a fishing settlement that was interpreted as a specializ...
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Holes in the Head: The Art and Archaeology of Trepanation in Ancient Peru. JOHN W. VERANO . 2016. Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington, DC. xii + 324 pp. 224 color illustrations, 18 halftones, 13 line illustrations, 8 maps, 5 tables. $69.95 (paperback), ISBN 978-0-88402-412-5. - Volume 28 Issue 2 - Gabriel Prieto
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Interpolity interaction and regional control were central features of all early state societies, taking the form of trade-embedded in political processes to varying degrees- or interregional conquest strategies meant to expand the polity's control or influence over neighboring territories. Cross-cultural analyses of early statecraft suggest that te...
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The evidence presented in this paper is a first effort to contextualize aspects related to the sourcing, production and uses of red paint during the second millennium BC in Northern Peru. The site tested was Gramalote, a fishing settlement of the Peruvian North Coast. The results show that the inhabitants of this settlement had access to a local so...
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Although the Moche of northern Peru did not develop a written language, they left a wealth of narrative iconographic communications executed in various media between AD 300 and 800. One of the dominant themes of this art is combat and human sacrifice. The discovery of sacrificial victims at the urban center – Huacas de Moche, leaves no doubt that t...
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RESUMEN Se presentan datos preliminares del contexto sacrificial masivo del periodo Intermedio Tardío hallado en el si-tio de Huanchaquito-Las Llamas, zona norte del valle de Moche. Estos datos se refieren a estudios preliminares de antropología física así como estudios preliminares en los restos de camélidos hallados en las excavaciones. En el tex...
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Las investigaciones acerca de la ocupación Lima en los valles de la Costa Central se remontan a los inicios de la arqueología en el Perú. Varias investigaciones pioneras pueden considerarse aquí, por ejemplo los trabajos de Wilhelm Reiss y Alphons Stubel en Ancón entre 1880 y 1887. omas Hutchinson (1874) visitó, describió e hizo algunos dibujos a m...
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The nature of the ritual practices in San Jose de Moro (SJM) and their role in power strategies, over the roughly 1000 years of occupation of the site, have been the most important foci of scientific research of the San Jose de Moro Archaeological Project (SJMAP) since 1991. This article describes the phases investigated during 16 years of study, r...

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