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Paracas Culture


Definition: The Paracas culture is the archaeological term for a contemporary culture of Chavin on the southern coast of Peru. The Paracas are mostly known for fabulous textiles, found on mummies preserved from the time of the Early Horizon culture (ca 900 BC-AD 400) until today.

This glossary entry is part of the Dictionary of Archaeology. Sources for the term include the references listed on the front page of the Dictionary, and the websites listed in the sidebar.

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