Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

2646

Date

2016

Date of Award

4-25-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Major

Earth Sciences

Concentration

Archaeology

Committee Member

Robert Connolly

Committee Member

Andrew Michael Mickelson

Committee Member

Katherine Mickelson

Abstract

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.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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