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New Perspectives on Moche Political Organization

2004 Pre-Columbian Symposium, Sponsored by Dumbarton Oaks, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and the Larco Herrera Museum, Jeffrey Quilter, Luis Jaime Castillo Butters, & Andrés Alvarez Calderón Larco, Symposiarchs

New Perspectives on Moche Political Organization

Pre-Columbian Symposium, 6-8 August 2004, Lima, Peru, Jeffrey Quilter and Luis Jaime Castillo Butters, Symposiarchs

Moche Political Organization

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New Perspectives on Moche Political Organization
August 6-8, 2004


Please print out, complete, and return the registration form. Symposium registrations will be accepted on a first come, first-served basis. You will receive confirmation of your registration. In order for you to participate in the North Coast tour following the symposium, you must be registered for the conference. You will be notified if a waiting list becomes necessary. Registration fees must be received by the registration deadline of July 9, 2004. Registration fees are non-refundable.


Full three-day conference (August 6-8)
Includes: Symposium, Friday –Sunday
Lunch, Friday-Saturday
Evening Reception/Noche Moche, Saturday
Pachamanca Lunch, Sunday

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Symposium program

New Perspectives on Moche Political Organization
A Symposium Sponsored by
Dumbarton Oaks, Catholic University of Peru, and the Larco Herrera Museum
August 6 – 8, 2004

Friday, August 6th

9:00 – 9:30 Registration & coffee
9:30 – 9:45 Andrés Alvarez Calderón:Welcome
9:45 – 10:00 Isabel Larco, Jeffrey Quilter, and Luis Jaime Castillo B.: Opening Remarks

Morning Session Chair: Andrés Alvarez Calderón

10:00 – 10:45 Jeffrey Quilter: A Review of Past and Present Issues in Moche Political

10: 45 – 11:00 Luis Jaime Castillo: Moche Ideological Prestige and Political Power

11:00 – 11:15 Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:00 Brian R. Billman: Investigating the Emergence of the Moche Political
Economy: A View from the Hinterland of Huaca de la Luna.

12:00 – 12:30 Discussion

12:30 – 2:30 Lunch at Larco Museum & Folkloric Dance Troupe

Afternoon Session Chair: Joanne Pillsbury

2:30 – 3:15 Steve Bourget: So Close and Yet So Far: A Comparison Between the
Huacas de Moche and Huancaco.

3:15 – 4:00 Claude Chapdelaine: Moche Political Organization in the Santa Valley:
A Case of Direct Rule through Gradual Control of the Local Population

4:00 – 4:15 Coffee Break

4:15 – 5:00 Jean-François Millaire: Moche Invasion, Moche Colonization or Moche
Influence in the Virú Valley?

5:00 – 5:30 Discussion

Saturday, August 7th

Morning Session Chair: Walter Alva

9:00 – 10:00 Coffee & pastries at museum

10:00 – 10:45 Santiago Uceda et al. Los de Arriba y Los de Abajo: Relaciones sociales, políticas y económicas entre el templo y los habitantes en el centro urbano de las Huacas de Moche.

10:45 – 11:30 Régulo Franco J. and César Galvez M., and Segundo Vasquez
Sanchez: Ideología y Poder Mochica en el Complejo El Brujo, Valle de Chicama.

11:30 – 11:45 Coffee Break

11:45 – 12:30 Jose Canziani: Arquitectura y Urbanismo en el análisis de la organización
política Moche

12:30 – 1:15 Discussion

1:15 – 3:30 Lunch

Afternoon Session Chair: Jeffrey Quilter

3:30 – 4:15 George Gumerman IV, Kendall Campbell, and Gail Ryser: Moche
Politics and Food: A Synthesis of Moche Foodways in Relation to Political Organization.

4:15 – 5:00 Izumi Shimada: Moche Sociopolitical Organization: Rethinking Our
Data and Approaches

5:00 – 5:15 Coffee Break

5:15 – 6:00 Krzysztof Makowski: Religión, identidad étnica y poder en el "mundo Moche": una visión desde las fronteras

6:00 – 6:30 Discussion

7:00 – 9:00 Cocktail Party & Open Invitation to Noche Moche

Sunday, August 8th

8:45 – 9:15 Coffee & pastries at museum

Morning Session Chair: Andrés Alvarez Calderón

Keynote Speeches by Honorees

9:15 - 10:00 Christopher B. Donnan: Moche State Religion A Unifying Force in
Moche Political Organization (introduction by Luis Jaime Castillo B.)

10:00 – 10:45 Elizabeth P. Benson: Maya Political Structure as a Possible Moche Model (introduction by Jeffrey Quilter)

10:45 – 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 – 11:30 William Fash: Commentary

11:30 – 12:00 Linda Manzanilla: Commentary

12:00 – 12:30 Discussion

12:30 – 12:45 Closing Remarks

12:45 – 4:30 Pachamanca – "Campesino Picnic" & Festival

North Coast Tour

Sunday, August 8th
_ Afternoon flight Lima – Trujillo, arrive hotel
_ Dinner on own

Monday, August 9th
_ Morning – tour Huaca de La Luna
_ Lunch in the Moche Valley after Huaca de La Luna tour
_ Afternoon – optional Chan Chan tour, Trujillo tour, or rest
_ Dinner – Club Central

Tuesday, August 10th
_ Breakfast at hotel, board bus
_ Morning — Tours of Huaca Brujo, Farfán, and San José de Moro
_ Lunch at San José de Moro
_ Afternoon – arrive Chiclayo; rest or tour town/market
Dinner – at hotel (?)

Wednesday, August 11th
_ Breakfast at hotel
_ Morning – Tour Sipán site & museum
_ Afternoon – return to Lima via flight from Chiclayo

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