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Additional Stone Carving from the North Highlands of Peru

  • Donald E. Thompson (a1)


Two carved stones depicting human heads are currently to be found at Huaylas in the Callejon de Huaylas, Peru. They represent a style so far unreported from the Callejon. The closest stylistic similarities are to be found in the Chavin style and in the unique monoliths at Cerro Sechin Temple in the Casma Valley.



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Bennett, Wendell C. 1942 Chavím Stone Carving. Yale Anthropological Studies, Vol. 3. New Haven.
Bennett, Wendell C. 1944 The North Highlands of Peru. Excavations in the Callejon de Huaylas and at Chavin de Huantar. Anthropological Papers, American Museum of Natural History, Vol. 39, Pt. 1. New York.
Collier, Donald 1960 Archaeological Investigations in the Casma Valley, Petu. MS of a paper presented to the XXXIV International Congress of Americanists in Vienna.
Kroeber, Alfred L. 1944 Peruvian Archaeology in 1942. Viking Fund Publications in Anthropology, No. 4. New York.
Kroeber, Alfred L. 1950 A Local Style of Lifelike Sculptured Stone Heads in Ancient Peru. Beiträge zur Gesellungs-und Volkervjissenschaft; Vest' schrift zum achtzigesten Geburtstag von Professor Richard Thurnwald, pp. 195–8. Berlin.
Schaedel, Richard 1948 Stone Scultpure in the Callejón de Huaylas. In “A Reappraisal of Peruvian Archaeology,” assembled by Wendell C. Bennett, pp. 6679. Memoirs of the Society for American Archaeology, No. 4. Menasha.
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Tello, Julio C. 1960 Chavin: Cultura Matriz de la Civilización Andina, Primera Parte. Publication Anthropologics! del Archivo “Julio C. Tello” de la Universidad National Mayor de San Marcos, Vol. 2. Lima.
Thompson, Donald E. 1961 Architecture and Settlement Patterns in the Casma Valley, Peru. Doctoral dissertation presented to the Department of Anthropology, Harvard University.


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