Karla Saracay Humanities and Social Science
Pre-Inca Household Archaeology in the Mantaro Valley
I will be comparing and contrasting data from across several different households that were excavated during the Upper Mantaro Archaeological Research Project (UMARP) in Jauja, Peru. My area of focus will be Pre- Inca households from the Umpamalca region. I will be comparing and contrasting findings from the inside area of the households against the patio areas of the households. Then, I would like to compare and contrast spatial distribution of artifacts and densities found across households in the area. This will give a clearer picture of what the activity areas in the household were and how they compare to other households that were excavated in the same area. My research questions are: How does artifact/ecofact distribution differ across households, and how does that distribution inform us about the daily operations of the study area? These findings will then be compared to findings in households from other nearby regions where data was collected.