Qupakati

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This is a Yaya-Mama tradition settlement located on the western shore of the Copacabana Peninsula in Lake Titicaca. Survey of the peninsula and excavations at this site by Karen and Sergio Chavéz (Chavéz and Thompson 2006) have recovered many pieces of ceramics that have maize phytoliths embedded in their residues. (Map location approximate).

ID Other ID Type Subtype Uncal BP (years) ± 1 σ (years) Median cal BP (years) Lower cal BP (years) Upper cal BP (years) δ13C Contaminated?
Beta-162148 MicroSample phytolith 2410 40 2396 2691 2187 -23.7 No

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References Cited

Chavéz, Sergio J. and Robert G. Thompson
    2006    Early Maize on the Copacaban Peninsula: Implications for the Archaeology of the Lake Titicaca Basin. In Histories of Maize: Multidisciplinary Approaches to the Prehistory, Biogeography, Domestication, and Evolution of Maize, edited by J.E. Staller, R.H. Tykot and B.F. Benz, pp. 415-428. Academic Press, Amsterdam.