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LOPEZ, Mariel Alejandra. Chuchos o Cutis y Chacpas: The cult to the Child and adult's dead body within ollas according to the extirpators of Andean idolatries. Andes [online]. 2011, vol.22, n.1, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1668-8090.

The Peruvian's exhortations and instructions of s. XVII for battle the idolatries in the Andean world, describe these categories of child's sepulture, Chuchos or Cutis and Chacpas, like idolatries object of extirpation. They are the characteristics child and adult's sepulture in ollas, in the Andean world and especially, in our region of study, Quebrada de Humahuaca, inside the domestic structures in sites well known like "pueblos viejos or antigales" and pukaras. Within the sources consulted, Villagómez source's reveal the nature and origin of these ritual not generalized to all dead Childs and adults. On the contrary and from European cosmovision, these sepulture were part of an funerary and ceremonial ritual as long as consider these individuals as "sacred beings". The information presented in this paper is about the "context of function", archaeologically speaking, of these historical records, your relation with the problem of the extirpation of idolatries and the present observations in archaeological records of collections and present excavations.

Palabras clave : Idolatries; Ollas; Childs and adults; Burial; Humahuaca.

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