Hallazgo de una cabeza cercenada ("cabeza trofeo") en el valle de Nasca (Perú): Detrás del ritual y la víctima

Juan Carlos De La Torre Zevallos

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Abstract

The discovery of a severed head ("trophy head") at the site of El Trigal, Nasca Valley (Peru), leads us to develop a reflective analysis about the violent practices that were established in the region early in the Century I AD. Immersed in the reading of religious imaginary (rituals) and expression of power politics, the "trophy heads" are also in profuse iconographic representations of social materiality Nasca. Also, the existence of dismembered bodies and with marks of aggression, and other bioanthropological reports that warn highly representative of injuries caused by violence, suggests a physical violence policy (coercive) used in this society, often concealed by the ideological veil (religious), for purpose of legitimizing social order and politic in the region.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-82
JournalEstudios Atacamenos
Volume1
Issue number46
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013

Keywords

  • Coercion
  • Power
  • Ritual
  • Trophy heads
  • Violence

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