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Frontier Life in Ancient Peru: The Archaeology of Cerro la Cruz

Melissa A. Vogel


This book offers a new perspective on ancient Peruvian life and geopolitics during the pivotal period of Andean cultural transformation between ad 900 and ad 1300. Focusing on the frontier site of Cerro la Cruz in the Chao Valley (located on the northern border of the Casma polity), it details the role of cross-cutting social networks and the dynamics of shifting political boundaries in prehistoric north-coast Peru. The rise of the Chimú Empire caused the Chao Valley to become a border zone between the Casma and their encroaching neighbors. The author identifies the various cultural influences ... More

Keywords: archaeology, Peru, Andes, frontiers, borders

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780813037967
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813037967.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Melissa A. Vogel, author