By George F. Lau
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In addition to discussing socioeconomic practices (agropastoralism, exchange, and defense), these chapters investigate certain buildings as vital contexts for ceremony and reinforcement of social boundaries. I conclude that special architectural contexts, especially walled enclosures and hilltop communities, were crucial for Recuay social life. Our understanding of the ancient Recuay world relies on evidence for a distinctive physical and religious engagement with the landscape. Chapter 5 examines one of the most recognizable pottery traditions in ancient America.
Through various modalities of decorated bodies — persons, ceramics, sculptures, and buildings — leaders construed authority and well-being in perpetuity. Chapter 8 synthesizes the current record for diachronic patterns in Recuay culture. It tracks the key developments during its rise following Chavín and subsequent disintegration and also emphasizes transformations in economic and geopolitical patterns, especially in relation to trade, warfare, and Wari state expansion. Lifeways are transformed during late Recuay times, as expressed through major changes in local representational systems and socioeconomic patterns.
As one moves eastward from the lands associated with coastal littoral and river mouths (chala), the valleys begin to narrow near the foothills of the Andes. Here the yunga life zone consists of the diverse warm and humid riverine valleys, from about 500 to 2,000 masl (fig. 4). Although the yungas do not receive much precipitation, rivers flowing down the Andean cordillera make these frequently steep canyons attractive places for settlement and resource procurement (Onuki 1985). Various animal species inhabit the zone, including birds, rodents, and deer as well as other animals such as foxes.
Andean Expressions: Art and Archaeology of the Recuay Culture by George F. Lau