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SYMBOLIC MEANINGS OF THE PACIFIC OCEAN AMONG THE PERUVIAN FISHERMEN–SURFERS FROM HUANCHACO BEACH

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2019
Summary:
Traditional Peruvian fishermen–surfers from Huanchaco Beach have been surfing the waves of the Pacific Ocean and fishing from their caballitos de totora (reed fishing boats) since ancient times. To some, the near Apu Campana (tutelary mountain) protects the fishermen–surfers form the dangers of sea fishing. And according to the forensic iconographical (corresponding human remains and iconography) and ethnohistorical data, the fishermen–surfers or Huanchaqueros have been fishing and surfing in the waters for at least 1900 years. Huanchaco Beach’s modern events such as The Sea Festival, The Salty Foot Contest, The Saint Peter Festival, and various surfing events are related to the Mama Kocha or Mother Ocean. Ancient divine beings like Ai Apaec and Takaynamo are also significant elements in the lives of the fishermen–surfers who are the descendants of the Mochica–Chimú people, and whose fishing and surfing activities revolve around the Mama Kocha’s temperament.
Title: SYMBOLIC MEANINGS OF THE PACIFIC OCEAN AMONG THE PERUVIAN FISHERMEN–SURFERS FROM HUANCHACO BEACH.
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Name(s): Sabogal–Suji, Ricardo M., author
Harris, Michael S., Thesis advisor
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Department of Anthropology
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Created: 2019
Date Issued: 2019
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 105 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Traditional Peruvian fishermen–surfers from Huanchaco Beach have been surfing the waves of the Pacific Ocean and fishing from their caballitos de totora (reed fishing boats) since ancient times. To some, the near Apu Campana (tutelary mountain) protects the fishermen–surfers form the dangers of sea fishing. And according to the forensic iconographical (corresponding human remains and iconography) and ethnohistorical data, the fishermen–surfers or Huanchaqueros have been fishing and surfing in the waters for at least 1900 years. Huanchaco Beach’s modern events such as The Sea Festival, The Salty Foot Contest, The Saint Peter Festival, and various surfing events are related to the Mama Kocha or Mother Ocean. Ancient divine beings like Ai Apaec and Takaynamo are also significant elements in the lives of the fishermen–surfers who are the descendants of the Mochica–Chimú people, and whose fishing and surfing activities revolve around the Mama Kocha’s temperament.
Identifier: FA00013410 (IID)
Degree granted: Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2019.
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Includes bibliography.
Subject(s): Huanchaco (La Libertad, Peru)
Fishers--Peru
Surfers
Symbolism
Maritime anthropology
Pacific Ocean
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Sublocation: Digital Library
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