Excavations at Kuntur Wasi Site, Peru
Grant-in-Aid for International Scientific Research.
|Allocation Type||Single-year Grants|
|Research Institution||Saitama University|
KATO Yasutake Saitama University Faculty of Liberal Arts, Professor, 教養鍔部, 教授 (00012518)
TOKUE Sawako Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Research Fellow, 特別研究員
MINE Kazuharu Kagoshima University Faculty of Dentistry, Research Assistant, 歯学部, 助手 (50209839)
INOKUCHI Kinya Niigata University Faculty of Humanities, Assistant Professor, 人文学部, 助教授 (90283027)
SAKAI Masato Yamagata University Faculty of Literature and Science, Assistant Professor, 人文学部, 助教授 (50292397)
SEKI Yuji The National Museum of Ethnology Department of Social Research, Assistant Profes, 民族社会研究部, 助教授 (50163093)
|Project Period (FY)
Completed(Fiscal Year 1998)
|Keywords||Andes / Peru / Kuntur Wasi / The Formative Period / Process of Civilization / Archaeology / Anthropology|
1. We conducted the measurement. of the whole area to complete the topographic map. With the knowledge about the arrangement of the architecture, we understood the structure of Kuntur Wasi Temple.
2. We conducted excavations in three zones on the main platform, and got the following new data.
(1)Zone A : We confirmed the configuration of the platform-plaza complex in the Kuntur Wasi Period, the 2nd period of this site. We got many detailed data about the architecture of the Copa Period, the 3rd period, such as platforms, plazas, stairways, passages and atrium. We confirmed three construction phases in the Kuntur Wasi Period, and also three phases in the Copa Period.
(2)Zone B : We grasped the context of the special tomb, in which we had discovered some gold artifacts in 1997. It was confirmed that this tomb was buried at the beginning of the 1st. construction phase in the Kuntur Wasi Period.
(3)Zone C : We investigated the platform-plaza complex of the 1st period of this site, Idolo Period. The oldest architecture was reconstructed three tines, and we could grasp the process of architecturein detail. Here, two special tombs of the Copa Period were discovered, in which some offerings of pottery vessels were contained.
3. Gold artifacts from 4 tombs discovered in 1996 and 1997 were made analyses such as the measurement and observation, and were taken in the photograph to make the inventory.
4. Based on the distribution of the artifacts in the Temple, we got some interesting data about the material culture and the temple.
Research Products (6results)