An American Inca

Portrait of Life Changes

Cupisnique Culture

Cupisnique culture appeared during the era of 900-200 years before Christ. It was located around the northern coastal area of Peru. Cupisnique was discovered by Peruvian archaeologist Rafael Larco Hoyle in the area of Cupisnique and the Chicama Valley around the 1940's.

This culture was associated with pottery works with cat or feline like figures and spiders. The interpretation of the importance of these characters were associated with catch and ritual killings, in addition to intervention in psychic sessions and facilitating fertility rites.



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