Paracas - Primera Parte: Tello, Julio C. Paracas - Primera Parte: Tello, Julio C. Paracas - Primera Parte: Tello, Julio C. Paracas - Primera Parte: Tello, Julio C.

Paracas - Primera Parte

Tello, Julio C.

Published by Empresa Gráfica T. Scheuch S. A., Lima, Peru, 1959
Condition: fair Hardcover

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Folio. [8], 307, [3]pp. Original gilt-stamped red cloth. Illustrated half-title and title page. Color tipped-in frontispiece. Tello is considered the "father of Peruvian archeology" and was America's first indigenous archaeologist. He is best known for his discovery in 1927 of 429 mummy bundles in the Cerro Colorado area of Peru on the Paracas Peninsula. On 25 October 1927, Tello and his team uncovered the first of hundreds of ceremonial mummified bundle burials. He was the first in Peru to practice a scientific method of archeological excavation, to preserve stratigraphy and elements to establish dating and context. In 1928 the team began to remove the mummies and textiles for safekeeping. His findings and interpretations have been the most significant source of information regarding the Paracas culture, which dates to 750 BCE - 100 CE. The necropolis contained ritual burials, in which corpses were placed in baskets in a sitting position. Each of the bodies were covered by large textiles, works of woven cotton that had been embroidered in wool to create elaborate designs. He discovered these remarkable textiles which have been described as "spectacular". Tello and his team had collected 394 textiles and gained funding from the Rockefeller Foundation for their preservation. They put more than 180 on display by 1938 at the Instituto de Investigaciones Antropologicas, where he and his team were on staff. This remarkable work reveals these major discoveries of the prehistoric Paracas culture, and is magnificently illustrated with 93 color plates and 143 b/w illustrations. Bookseller Inventory # 33057

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Title: Paracas - Primera Parte

Publisher: Empresa Gráfica T. Scheuch S. A., Lima, Peru

Publication Date: 1959

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:fair

Edition: First edition.

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