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Chotuna and Chornancap

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Christopher Donnan's Chotuna and Chornancap: Excavating an Ancient Peruvian Legend, explores one of the most intriguing oral histories passed down among ancient Peruvians: the legend of Naymlap, the founder of a dynasty that ruled the Lambayeque Valley of northern Peru centuries before European contact. Naymlap is said to have built his palace at a place that many now consider to be the archaeological sites of Chotuna and Chornancap. In an effort to test the validity of the Naymlap legend, Donnan directed extensive archaeological excavations at Chotuna and Chornancap--completing plans of the monumental architecture, mapping and excavating most of the major structures, and developing a chronology for the sites. This book presents the results of these excavations and demonstrates the extent to which the archaeological evidence correlates with the sequence of events described in the Naymlap legend.

Overall the book is in very good condition, the bottom of the book has some small marks, and a previous sellers rubbed out writing on the first white page.

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Author(s):
Christopher B. Donnan
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
28cm x 22cm
Edition:
2011
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1931745897
ISBN-13:
9781931745895
Number of pages:
268
Publisher:
Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press
Title:
Chotuna and Chornancap

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Christopher Donnan's Chotuna and Chornancap: Excavating an Ancient Peruvian Legend, explores one of the most intriguing oral histories passed down among ancient Peruvians: the legend of Naymlap, the founder of a dynasty that ruled the Lambayeque Valley of northern Peru centuries before European contact. Naymlap is said to have built his palace at a place that many now consider to be the archaeological sites of Chotuna and Chornancap. In an effort to test the validity of the Naymlap legend, Donnan directed extensive archaeological excavations at Chotuna and Chornancap--completing plans of the monumental architecture, mapping and excavating most of the major structures, and developing a chronology for the sites. This book presents the results of these excavations and demonstrates the extent to which the archaeological evidence correlates with the sequence of events described in the Naymlap legend.

Overall the book is in very good condition, the bottom of the book has some small marks, and a previous sellers rubbed out writing on the first white page.

Author(s):
Christopher B. Donnan
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
28cm x 22cm
Edition:
2011
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1931745897
ISBN-13:
9781931745895
Number of pages:
268
Publisher:
Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press
Title:
Chotuna and Chornancap

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