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date: 30 September 2022

Chancay 

Source:
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology
Author(s):

Timothy Darvill

[CP]A cultural grouping settled on the north central coast of Peru in the period ad 1000–1500, characterized by a distinctive ceramic style, typically an elongated jar with a face painted on a small neck. Numerous large cemeteries are known from this culture and the pattern of grave goods suggests marked social stratification. Conquered by the Inca Empire in the 16th century ... ...

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