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Placename

Ancon.

Latitude / Longitude

-11.78333333
-77.18333333

data

ID:30018
A:Ancon.
X:g
B:Peru.
C:1147S
D:7711W
U: During 1961-62, E. P. Lanning excaveted several skeletons at a habitation site at the Yacht Club, on the hillslopes 1 km S of Ancon, containing two Late Pre-ceramic cultures(Playa Hermosa and Gaviota Phases). On the basis of archaeological factors A3 dates of 4450-4050 BP and 3750-3650 BP have been proposed. E. P. Lanning 1963, A Pre-agricultural Occupation on the Central Coast of Peru, Am. Antiq., 28: 360-371. In 1966, M. E. Moseley excavated an adult male skeleton in Cut 1, Level 7, of a habitation site known as Tank Site containing Late Pre-ceramic culture(Gaviota Phase) at Ancon. On the basis of archaeological factors an A3 date of 3750-3650 BP has been proposed. Three more adult skeletons were excavated the same year in Cut 3, Level 3 associated with a Late Pre-ceramic culture(Conchas Phase). On the basis of archaeological factors an A3 date of 4050-3750 BP has been suggested. M. E. Moseley 1968, Changing Subsistence Patterns: Preseramic Archaeology on the Central Peruvian Coast, Cambridge Massachusetts. All these skeletons are preserved in the Municipalidad de Ancon, Ancon.

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