University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Denise Carlevato

Late Ceramics from Pucara, Peru

An Indicator of Changing Site Function

By: Denise Carlevato

In the southern reaches of the Peruvian Andes lies a high, spacious plateau within the northern Lake Titicaca Basin (see map, p. 3). It is characterized by rolling topography of moderate re¬≠lief, high altitude, and harsh climate: in general, it is dry and cold during the entire year, with rains exclu¬≠sively in the months of […]