Feasting and power during the late formative period at Chavín de Huántar

Christian Mesía Montenegro

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Abstract

Feasts have been understood as the locus of different types of interactions between various segments of the social sphere. Sponsored feasts at the supra-household level can provide information regarding the relationship between those who hosted the feasts and those who attended them. This paper presents evidence for supra-household feasts, retrieved from a large, stratified midden excavated at the site of Chavín de Huántar that dates to the Late Formative period (800-500 BC) in the Central Andes. I first analyze the formal characteristics of the midden deposits, and then examine variation in vessel types and frequencies, faunal remains, narcotic paraphernalia, and exotic items. Finally, I discuss the implications of supra-household feasts in the context of Andean ceremonialism and power strategies during the Central Andes Late Formative period.

Translated title of the contributionFeasting and power during the late formative period at Chavín de Huántar
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)313-343
Number of pages31
JournalChungara
Volume46
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014

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