University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: William H. Isbell

Honcopampa

Monumental Ruins in Peru's North Highlands

By: William H. Isbell

More than three thousand years ago, a great tradition of stone sculpture and mega¬≠lithic architecture emerged in Peru’s north highland valleys of which the Early Horizon (1200-200 B.C.) temple complex at Chavin de Hunter is a spectacular early example. In the subsequent Early Intermediate Period (200 B.C.-A.D. 550), the Callej√≥n de Huaylas (or upper Santa […]