Archaeological Heritage in a Modern Urban Landscape

The Ancient Moche in Trujillo, Peru

  • Jorge Gamboa

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Archaeology book series (BRIEFSARCHAE)

Also part of the Archaeological Heritage Management book sub series (BRIEFSARCHHERIT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Jorge Gamboa
    Pages 1-14
  3. Jorge Gamboa
    Pages 15-32
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 95-96

About this book


Archaeological Heritage in a Modern Urban Landscape evaluates issues about the preservation, social role and management of archaeological sites in the Trujillo area, north coast of Peru, specifically those of the Moche culture (100-800 AD). Moche was one of the great civilizations of ancient Peru, with spectacular ceremonial adobe architecture and settlements distributed across a landscape formed by coastal valleys and one of the largest deserts of South America. In the last decades political and economic changes have brought rural migrations to the city of Trujillo and nearby zones, causing the emergence of extensive new communities in the margins of the metropolis. And although Trujillo’s Moche heritage has become a symbol of regional identity, most local Moche sites are under siege because of urban development. This book offers a new perspective on the development of modern communities settled beside archaeological sites and contributes to improving best practices in the management of archaeological sites and preservation in an urban setting.


Conservation of minor sites Development of the Moche Route Impact of urban growth on the preservation of Moche sites Management of archaeological sites Moche civilization of Peru Social use of urban archaeological heritage

Authors and affiliations

  • Jorge Gamboa
    • 1
  1. 1.Universidad Nacional Santiago Antunez de MayoloHuarazPeru

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