An analysis of the early cultural sequence of the Nepeña Valley, Peru
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Published by Dept. of Anthropology, University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA .
Written in English



  • Nepeña River Valley (Peru),
  • Peru,
  • Nepeña River Valley


  • Indians of South America -- Peru -- Nepeña River Valley -- Antiquities.,
  • Nepeña River Valley (Peru) -- Antiquities.,
  • Peru -- Antiquities.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Donald A. Proulx.
SeriesResearch report / Department of Anthropology, University of Massachusetts ;, no. 25, Research reports (University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Dept. of Anthropology) ;, no. 25.
LC ClassificationsF3429.1.N4 P75 1985
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 359 p. :
Number of Pages359
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2289065M
LC Control Number86157374

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