Vol. 46 (2020), pp. 72–83 • 2.06 MB • español
Tzuztzuk Hill (Riobamba, Ecuador): A Challenge in Local Planning for the Recovery of Puruha Cultural Heritage

Pedro A. Carretero Poblete, Danilo F. Mejía Calderón, S. Patricia Herrera Cisneros,
Mauro J. Jiménez Granizo, Geonatan O. Peñafiel Barros

Arqueol. Iberoam.

In 2016, the Puruha Research Group of the National University of Chimborazo, advised by several indigenous communities in the area, visited Tzuztzuk Hill (also known as Churo de Lican), located in the parish of Lican (Riobamba, Ecuador). They observed an abundance of archaeological remains which prompted the team to submit a report to the National Institute of Cultural Heritage requesting the protection of the area. However, between the end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020, a part of the site was affected by a nearby construction project. Upon realizing the potential for destruction of the site, the construction project was immediately stopped and the Municipal Decentralized Autonomous Government of Riobamba began work to protect Tzuztuk Hill. In this study, a heritage analysis of the site and its relationship with the rest of the archaeological sites documented in Riobamba by the aforementioned research group is made.

Tzuztzuk; archaeology; Puruha; Riobamba; patrimony; cultural heritage.

Cite as
Carretero Poblete, P. A., D. F. Mejía Calderón, S. P. Herrera Cisneros, M. J. Jiménez Granizo, G. O. Peñafiel Barros. 2020. El cerro Tzuztzuk (Riobamba, Ecuador): un reto en la planificación local para la recuperación del patrimonio cultural puruhá. Arqueología Iberoamericana 46: 72-83.

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Publication date: September 15, 2020.

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