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an archaeological culture of the late second millennium and first half of the first millennium B.C. in the northern highlands of Peru. It is named after the village of Chavín de Huantar on the eastern slope of the Cordillera Blanca, near which is located the principal monument of this culture—a temple complex (rebuilt several times). The remains of platforms and a stone temple (Castillo) were discovered, as well as numerous underground galleries, stone statues of deities, and carved slabs with depictions of jaguars, condors, and mythical creatures. The same types of images also appear on the clay pottery.

The bearers of the Chavín culture apparently were on the verge of a class society. The influence of the Chavín culture extended throughout what is now Peru.


Bashilov, V. A. Drevnie tsivilizatsii Peru i Bolivii. Moscow, 1972. Pages 17–22.
Lumbreras, L. G. “Los estudios sobre Chavín.” Revista del Museo Nacional, vol. 38, Lima, 1972.
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2) Emovon OE, Baillie GM, Rajagopalan PR, Chavin KD.
Archaeologists had unearthed 20 complete Strombus galeatus marine shell trumpets in 2001 at Chavin de Huantar, an ancient ceremonial center in the Andes.
Jerome Chavin, director of Legal Affairs for Business Europe, is adamant that IASB is a standard-setter and should deal only with financial statements.
Archaeologists found 20 complete Strombus galeatus marine shell trumpets in 2001 at Chavin de Huantar, an ancient ceremonial center in the Andes.
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The Chavin culture is thought by some to be the "Mother Culture of Peru"; this book is the first in more than a decade to provide new information on this culture.
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O'Grady joined Melanie Chavin, of the Alzheimer's Association's Greater Illinois Chapter and Darby Morhardt, of Northwestern University, Chicago, to develop an outreach project for people with Alzheimer's disease and their families who speak little or no English.
Adams & Rickert, 1989; Chavin & Tinson, 1980; Fisher, Feekery, Rowe-Murray, 2002; Hiscock & Wake, 2002; Kataria Swanson, & Trevathan, 1987; Leeson, Barbour, Romaniuk, & Warr, 1994; Kerr & Jowett, 1994; Mindell & Durand, 1993; Richman, 1981; Scott & Richards, 1990; Zuckerman, Stevenson, & Bailey, 1987).
In 1876 Graves and an old hunter named Chavin kill two bucks out of a large herd of pronghorn near the Liebre Ranch on Rock Creek, not far from Elizabeth Lake in Los Angeles County.
A highlight of the Ancash region is the Conehuco kingdom, where the pre-Columbian Chavin culture flourished.