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The Andes (Late Intermediate Period to Late Horizon), 1000–1532

Andrew James Hamilton

Andrew James Hamilton is a lecturer in the Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University, New Jersey, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...In the Late Intermediate Period, from around 800, regional societies once again emerged throughout the Andes: these included the Lambayeque (Sicán), Chimús (Kingdom of Chimor), Chancay, Ychsma, Chachapoyas, and Cañaris. The southern...

The Andes (Early Intermediate Period to the Middle Horizon), c. 0–1000 CE

Andrew James Hamilton

Andrew James Hamilton is a lecturer in the Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University, New Jersey, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...After the decline of Chavín de Huántar around 200 BCE, what is known as the Early Intermediate Period saw a resurgence of different regional civilizations in the Andes Mountains, especially the coastal Moche and Nazca societies. Eventually,...

The Andes (Pre-Ceramic Period to Early Horizon), c. 4000–200 BCE

Andrew James Hamilton

Andrew James Hamilton is a lecturer in the Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University, New Jersey, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...The Andes range was perhaps the world’s most unusual ‘cradle of civilization’. Elsewhere, urbanized human societies developed in protective, fertile river valleyshere people settled a narrow shelf of land between the Pacific Ocean...

Monolithic bearing walls – masonry, stone, concrete

Mayine L Yu

Mayine L. Yu is a senior associate at Davis Brody Bond Architects in New York and was an adjunct associate professor in the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Skins, Envelopes, and Enclosures : Concepts for designing building exteriors

Routledge, 2014

Book chapter

... Monolithic bearing walls – masonry, stone, concrete Masonry is the collective term used to describe wall construction using brick, stone, concrete block, or other stacked modular elements. Each component part is set upon another. Using...