"The volume will be a key source for students working in this geographic zone, and of interest to all Peruvianist archaeologists."
"Sheds welcome light on shifting boundaries and cultural influences, but also tells a very human story, never losing sight of the 'little frontier town from the Peruvian past' at its heart."
--Current World Archaeology
"Makes a salient case for the study of frontier populations in their own right and not simply for their relationship to a more politically dominant core. Consequently, its value extends well beyond regional studies in Andean prehistory."
--Journal of Anthropological Research
“Vogel’s clear and concise prose makes this volume a delightful read, whilst interweaving theory and data to bring the Casma polity to life, with Cerro la Cruz emerging as an important frontier town along the northern boundary with Chimu… a first and important building block in our knowledge of late Prehispanic political entities.”
"[A] new and pivotal contribution to Andean Archaeology… offers significant new insights into Andean prehistory, especially because of its fresh emphasis on the past life of the periphery, virtually untold stories of common people living on the boundaries of ancient polities. The data provided by this kind of approach complements not only the history of a civilization, but also offers key information about contact, trade, influence, conflict, and interchange."
“Instrumental in understanding the sociopolitical landscape of a major transitional period along the central and northern coasts of Peru.”
--Journal of Field Archaeology