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Moche

(mō`chā) or

Mochica

(mōchē`kə), ancient Native American civilization on the coast of N Peru. Previously called Early Chimu (see ChimuChimu
, ancient civilization on the desert coast of N Peru. It is believed to have begun c.1200. The Moche, an earlier civilization, was previously known as early Chimu or proto-Chimu. After the decline of the Moche (c.
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), the Moche were warriors with a highly developed social and political organization. They built temples, pyramids, and aqueducts of adobe brick, were skilled in irrigation, and produced remarkable ceramics. In their stirrup jars, painted with scenes of everyday life, and their figure-modeled portrait jars they revealed fantasy and humor and achieved an astonishing fidelity to human forms. The civilization, which began c.A.D. 100, is believed to have lasted until the 8th cent.
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900 to 1100 were carried out by the Muchik people, who occupied the northern coast after the fall of the Moche - agricultural societies that ruled the region from about A.
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