Date of Award
Master of Arts
Andrew Michael Mickelson
This thesis is the study of the characteristics of mortuary practices at the archeological site of Hualcayán, in highland Ancash, Perú, during A.D.. 1 to 1000. Hualcayán is a complex site with nearly 4000 years of occupation in an area of 4 square kilometers. In order to define the characteristics of mortuary practices at this site, I developed three research questions to examine the multiple lines of evidence for variation and significance of the burials. These are the questions: which burial pattern variations occurred in Hualcayán during A.D.. 1 to 1000, what are the burial pattern variations between funerary structure types at the site of Hualcayán, and how do mortuary practice data at Hualcayán enhance the overall interpretation of the site.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Cruzado Carranza, Elizabeth Katherine, "Characterizing the Mortuary Practices in Highland Ancash, Per: Analysis of Funerary Contexts at Hualcayn" (2016). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1391.