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The Archaeology of Plazas and the Proxemics of Ritual: Three Andean Traditions
Jerry D. Moore
New Series, Vol. 98, No. 4 (Dec., 1996), pp. 789-802
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/681886
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Plazas are culturally significant elements in the built environment, spaces for social interactions. This essay outlines a model for the archaeological investigation of prehistoric plazas that examines the relationships between ritual communication, thresholds of human sense perceptions, and constructed spaces. The model is applied to a sample of pre-Hispanic Andean plazas and three traditions are identified, each with discrete spatial properties and communicative potentials.
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