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Procurement at the Chivay obsidian source, Arequipa, Peru

Tripcevich, Nicholas; Mackay, Alexander

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Results of survey and test excavations at the Chivay obsidian source in highland Peru found evidence of use of the source area throughout much of the prehispanic past. An examination of a quarry pit and workshop suggest that quarrying and workshop production intensified at the end of the Preceramic period in the region. The high elevation Chivay source (71.5355° S, 15.6423° E) lies at 4950 masl and was the geological origin for prehispanic obsidian artifacts from throughout much of southern...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/70722
Source: World Archaeology
DOI: 10.1080/00438243.2011.581447

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