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Maritime Communities of the Ancient Andes$
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Gabriel Prieto and Daniel H. Sandweiss

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780813066141

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813066141.001.0001

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Maritime Communities and Coastal Andean Urbanization

Maritime Communities and Coastal Andean Urbanization

Preliminary Insights from Early Horizon Samanco, Nepeña Valley, North-Central Peru

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(p.165) 6 Maritime Communities and Coastal Andean Urbanization
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Maritime Communities of the Ancient Andes
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Matthew Helmer

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813066141.003.0006

Chapter 6 discusses the Early Horizon, first millennium BC site of Samanco (450 to 150 cal BC), near the shore in the Nepeña valley on the north coast of Peru. Fishing and shellfishing were important, as was agriculture, with maize as the most important crop. Samanco was a food production center supplying inland polities with subsistence goods from the sea and from fields in the Nepeña delta. Trade in local, utilitarian goods was a defining feature of Samanco identity.

Keywords:   Early Horizon, Shellfishing, Samanco, Agriculture, Maize, Nepeña valley, Nepeña delta, Peru

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