Moche 100 to 800 AD

external image 180px-Moche_pottery01.jpgMoche vase.external image moche.jpgpyramid built by the Moche, using over 100 million clay adobe bricks

external image map.jpgthe dark brown is where we lived




We used molds to create pottery we decorate our pottery with every part of our lives. The molds we use come in all sizes, so we can make a lot of them but they are still all different. For farming purposes we diverted rivers to help us irrigate our crops


Our Pottery describes well out culture, We mostly use red and white clay, with little black or yellow. We are groups of people who believe in the same things but we are not firmly connected under one government. We are farmers, with no written language.


We worship Decapitator external image 180px-Moche_decapitator.jpg. We have sacrifices, they ensure that the rains will come. external image ceremony.jpeghuman and animal sacrifice keep Decapitator happy.


Blog One: We trying to fix the damages from the flooding of the El Nino. I don't know what we did to anger Decapitator but he must be very angry everything we once knew and loved is gone. The ocean sands took our crops and irrigation system. The cities were under water. We are going to try and please Decapitator and everything will be fine, he will protect us once again. There will be a sacrifice at dusk tonight, more than just animals, but important humans.
Blog Two: We are trying to rebuild everything, but it is hard. We have no food and are trying to build from nothing. Our adobe pyramids are no longer standing and the people are disheartened because we have nothing to look to for comfort. Many believe our gods have forsaken us and there is nothing to prove otherwise. Their faith is faultering.
Blog Three: The ground was shaking again but more violently this time. Any hope of rebuilding has been lost. We are resettling and hopefully we will be able to start anew. Maybe Decapitator is warning us of dangers ahead if we stay in our homes as they are. We must leave but he will protect us and we are not afraid.

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