Macro sample 480


This sample (ECA-4) was recovered from a fill layer located between a plastered clay floor and bedrock in the Central Plaza zone of the site. The sample date is too old for its context and may have be contaminated by some post-depositional process: "Although there was no external sign of it, it is likely that contamination occurred" (Chapdelaine et al. 2009:194). Since it was recovered in construction fill, the cob could also have been brought to the site in a load of fill that originated as part of an earlier, as yet undetected deposit some distance away.

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References Cited

Chapdelaine, C., V. Pimentel and J. Gamboa
    2009    Gallinazo Cultural Identity in the Lower Santa Valley: Ceramics, Architecture, Burial Patterns, and Sociopolitical Organization. In Gallinazo: An Early Cultural Tradition on the Peruvian North Coast, edited by J.-F. Millaire, pp. 181-206, Monograph No. 66. Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press, UCLA, Los Angeles.


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