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Rituales de purificación en la sociedad moche: un enfoque bioarqueológico e iconográfico en el templo viejo de Huaca de la Luna, Perú

Abstract : This research has focused on the analysis of macro and micro vestiges of plant species associated with the components (disk-halter-ballast) of a “purifying object” and fireplaces of plane type, used by the Moche in the area of purifiers. This space played an important role in the circulation of the old temple of Huaca de la Luna, being the link between the ceremonial plaza and inside the temple. For this reason, with the backrest of the ethnohistorical sources and iconography it has been suggested that in this place were made similar activities to the Inca rites of Citua Festival. However, the presence of phytoliths starches in the various analyses of samples taken at the associated fireplaces, suggest that food was consumption in this sacred place
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Feren Castillo Luján, Santiago Uceda Castillo, Víctor Vásquez Sánchez. Rituales de purificación en la sociedad moche: un enfoque bioarqueológico e iconográfico en el templo viejo de Huaca de la Luna, Perú. Anales de Antropología, Universidad National Autónoma de México, 2019, 53 (1), pp.45-65. ⟨10.22201/iia.24486221e.2019.1.63198⟩. ⟨hal-02430089⟩

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