ABSTRACT

Peruvian Archaeology by Henry Tantaleán, 103-115. ©2014 Left Coast Press Inc. All rights reserved.

As we saw in chapter 4, early leftist views among intellectuals inter-ested in archaeology and the indigenismo movement were consis-tent with those of the young Luis E. Valcárcel. A later period in the history of Peruvian archaeology (which I have dened previously [Tantaleán 2006]) is the link with Marxist thought, which was in part a product of the work of Emilio Choy Ma. To understand its academic marginality (Macera 1979), we delve into what has been called the cultural historical/neoevolutionary phenomenon, which would come to dominate successive governments from roughly 1940 to 1968.