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Aspero, Peru: A Reexamination of the Site and Its Implications

M. Edward Moseley and Gordon R. Willey
American Antiquity
Vol. 38, No. 4 (Oct., 1973), pp. 452-468
DOI: 10.2307/279151
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/279151
Page Count: 17
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Abstract

The large preceramic site of Aspero, on the central Peruvian coast, was explored in the past by Uhle and by Willey and Corbett; however, these investigators did not recognize the presence of sizable artificial platform mounds or "corporate labor structures" at the site. In spite of its preceramic status, Aspero was a sedentary community, and the corporate labor structures suggest the beginnings of a complex, non-egalitarian society. The hypothesis is advanced that such a society was "pre-adapted" toward corporate labor activity and that this "pre-adaptation" expedited the rapid transference from a marine economy to an agricultural one at the close of the Cotton Preceramic period (about 2000-1800 B.C.).

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