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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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La conviccion (que comparto) de que habia moches en el anterior regimen llevo a que se optara por reducir el costo de la compra de los libros.
En el Peru, la problematica es similar, la contaminacion proviene de diversas fuentes: agricolas, industriales, urbanas, entre otras; desarrolladas en zonas proximas a las riberas del rio Moche. Cada fuente de contaminacion genera vertimientos de aguas residuales que en la mayoria de los casos no son tratadas previa a la descarga.
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Realizamos una serie de observaciones repetitivas en el sitio arqueologico y en el museo de sitio de Chan Chan y de Huacas de Moche, en Peru, en septiembre y octubre de 2014.
'Golden Kingdoms' seeks to understand which materials were considered most precious to the Moche, the Incas, the Maya, the Aztecs, and other ancient American cultures, and how and why certain materials were selected and transformed into some of the ancient world's most spectacular works of art.
Latin America specialist Rainbow Tours (rainbowtours.co.uk) has launched a new 13-day Northern Routes of Peru and Beach Holiday going to Kuelap, the Valle de Moche's Sun and Moon Temples, Chan Chana adobe city and the sandy shores of Mancora.
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The Moche were a coastal society located in northern Peru dating from about 100 to about 800 AD.