Teo-iconología del poder sacrificial entre los mochica

Translated title of the contribution: Teo-iconology of sacrificial power among the Moche

Adolfo Chaparro Amaya

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Based on the iconographic evidences of predation and their narrative equivalents, present in different aspects of the Mochica culture, this essay seeks to establish (i) a methodology for approaching the cannibal sacrifice taking into account different forms of iconic ‹writing›; and (ii) establish a socio-cosmic explanation to sacrificial politics. By articulating these scriptural and political aspects, the paper will provide a new perspective to the rich discussion on the relationship between cannibalism and power that has been proposed by archaeologists, anthropologists and studies on the semiotic of Prehispanic cultures.
Translated title of the contributionTeo-iconology of sacrificial power among the Moche
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)72-91
Issue number50
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011


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