Earth Architecture and Human Occupations at Cerro Puñay Archaeological Site, Chunchi Canton, Chimborazo Province, Ecuador
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Mary Jadán V. • español
Abstract. This article refers to the land architecture of the Cerro Puñay archaeological site, located to the south of the province of Chimborazo. Some stratigraphic profiles, from different parts of the hill, show that there are changes related to the structure of the site: a reinforcement of slope in the central summit, archaeological sediments in certain sectors, leveling of the tops, and construction of terraces, among other modifications. Although there is evidence of occupation from the Late Formative with the Narrío culture (2000–1600 BC), the construction started with the Cañari society (500–1460 AD). On the other hand, the site shows evidence of a reconstruction and use by the Inca society (1460–1533 AD).
Keywords: Puñay, Site structure, Archaeological sediments, Narrío, Cañari, Inca.
Jadán V., M. 2017.
La arquitectura de tierra y las ocupaciones humanas en el sitio arqueológico Cerro Puñay, cantón Chunchi, provincia de Chimborazo, Ecuador. Arqueología Iberoamericana 34: 21-31.
Publication date: April 19, 2017.
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