Ep. 3: The Moche

Portrait Vessel of a Moche elite
Photo from: Moche Art and Archaeology in Ancient Peru

In this episode we will be looking at the first of four Andean societies that existed prior to the Inca, the Moche. The Moche were a culture that inhabited the north coast of Peru until around 800 AD.  There is much about this society that we don’t know, but we will be discussing their possible administration structure, ceremonies and the road to their demise. Though this area is related more to the later Chimu state than the Inca, this episode will cover several topics (huacas, sacrifice, coastal life and religious proliferation) that we will refer back to again and again.

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