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Coastal Ecosystems and Economic Strategies at Cerro Azul, Peru

The Study of a Late Intermediate Kingdom

Edited by Joyce Marcus

Subjects: Archaeology, New World, Latin American Studies
Series: Memoirs
Paperback : 9780915703883, 410 pages, 8.5 x 11, January 2016
Ebook : 9781951519674, 410 pages, 8.5 x 11, April 2020
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Description

Cerro Azul, a pre-Inca fishing community in the Kingdom of Huarco, Peru, stood at the interface between a rich marine ecosystem and an irrigated coastal plain. Under the direction of its noble families, Cerro Azul dried millions of fish for shipment to inland communities, from which it received agricultural products and dried llama meat.