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By William Isbell, Helaine Silverman

The 3rd quantity within the Andean Archaeology sequence, this ebook specializes in the marked cultural alterations among the northern and southern areas of the relevant Andes, and considers the stipulations less than which those variations advanced, grew reported, and lowered. This ebook keeps the dynamic, present problem-oriented method of the sphere of Andean Archaeology that begun with Andean Archaeology I and Andean Archaeology II. Combines updated study, varied theoretical structures, and far-reaching interpretations to attract provocative and considerate conclusions.

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2 m high that has been cut on the north side by erosion. The east and west sides of this platform contain a series of aligned cubicles alternating with solid spaces. This component was added during a period of significant reconstruction, which changed the original design of the complex’s facade. America’s First City? 5. Oblique aerial view and plan drawing of the Temple of the Amphitheater (Sector L) in the lower half of Caral (Photo: Walter Wust). 6. Photograph and plan drawing of residential group, Sector I, Subsector I2.

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This room has three stepped platforms in the style of tiered seats surrounding a quadrangular space, around whose center a large ceremonial hearth is located. In this setting, the most prominent and exclusive rituals of the city were probably carried out. The floor of the atrium is painted black. From the atrium one ascends to the rear component by means of a central stairway, which was constructed over a raised terrace. It consists of two rectangular rooms separated by a central platform; each of these rooms has its own lateral staircase.

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