Pedregal is a small Late Intermediate site, spanning the Lambayeque and Chimú periods, located on the north side of the Jequetepeque Valley, 10 km inland from the Pacific Coast. According to Robyn Cutright who excavated the site in 2006, its inhabitants may have supplied agricultural products to the neighbouring centres of Pacatnamu and Farfan. Residential areas at the site have excellent preservation of both carbonized and uncarbonized maize kernels, cobs, and other plant parts from midden, hearth, and construction fill associated with household contexts (Cutright 2009).

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?
AA-88401 MacroSample cob 766 34 668 725 569 -10.0 No
AA-84943 MacroSample cob 574 34 538 627 506 -9.3 No
AA-84942 MacroSample cob 514 35 515 549 489 -9.7 No

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Google Earth view of Pedregal site, looking east, up the Jequetepeque Valley, north coastal Peru.

References Cited

Cutright, R. E.
    2009    Between the Kitchen and the State: Domestic Practice and Chimú Expansion in the Jequetepeque Valley, Peru. Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh.