chavín de huántar
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- 1. "Of all of the ancient cultures I admire,that of Chavin amazes me the most.Actually, it hasbeen the inspirationbehind most of my art" Pablo Picasso
- 3,177 m elevation in highland Peru (central-northern Peru)
- Situated in a valley, where the Mosna and Wacheksa streams meet
- Located on the eastern slopes of the Cordillera Blanca
- Chavin de Huantar is about half-way between the coast and the jungle of Peru
- Intersection of several major trade routes through the mountains, making it a strategically located capital
- Between the coast and the jungle, an ideal location for the dissemination and collection of both ideas and material goods.
4. Example of Pre-Inca irrigation system. Maize Quinoa Llamas 5.
- A gathering place for worship.
- Network of passageways and strategic ducts.
- U-shaped flat top pyramid.
- Sunken circular court.
- Clay friezes and low relief stone carvings.
- The New Temple forms a continuum with the Old Temple. And contained galleries and plazas.
- Findings of broken pots and bones from food, that this gallery was a storage area for ritual items.
- Many human bones also were found, which brings about the assumption that there was ritual cannibalism being practiced.
8. A startling five-meters-high stone figure whose imposing face - ferocious divinities mixing men, birds, tigers and snakes. Similar iconographic images are seen repeatedly in Chavin art, most coming from the jungle to the east. Staff bearing gods, human-animal combinations, and priests and shamans transforming are the most prevalent.Features a zoomorphic figure dominated by cayman attributes, believed to narrate a cosmological myth. A slightly tapered 2.52 m tall . 9. Tenon-heads like this one once hung high on exterior walls at Chavn, encircling the temple . They are thought to represent stages of a drug-induced human-to-feline shamanic transformation. 10. http://archive.cyark.org/chavin-de-huantar-info http://www.stanford.edu/~johnrick/chavin_wrap/chavin/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chav%C3%ADn_de_Huantar http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chav%C3%ADn_culture http://www.rumbosonline.com/articles/3-58-destinochavin.htm http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/archaeology/sites/south_america/chavin_de_huantar.html http://studentwebs.coloradocollege.edu/~m_finnegan/ http://copland.udel.edu/~roe/chavin.html http://www.jqjacobs.net/andes/tello.html http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/prehistory/latinamerica/south/cultures/chavin.html http://www.realhistoryww.com/world_history/ancient/South_America.htm