Bawden 2004:123

Early Moche: 100-300

Middle Moche: 300-600

Shimada 1994:71-93

Moche I: 1-200

Moche II: 200-300

Moche III: 300-450

Moche IV: 450-550

Moche V: 550-700

Late Moche (Galindo) = AD 600-800 (Lockard 2009)

Shimada 1994, p. XIV:

"Moche I-V are classificatory units primarily defined by observed changes in the form of stirrup-spout bottles (Larco Hoyle 1948). Limited stratigraphic data (e.g., Strong and Evans 1952) and independent seriations (e.g., Donnan 1965; Klein 1967) show that they constitute a viable relative chronology at least in the southern Mochica stronghold of the Chicama, Moche, and Virú valleys. The boundary between any two successive phases is arbitrarily drawn and, with the exception of Moche V, the absolute dates bracketing each phase should be considered educated guesses based on a small number of inconclusive dates."

Chapdelaine 2001, on radiocarbon dates from the urban zone of the Huacas de Moche, p. 73

"This new chronology gives the Moche IV phase a longer time period, extending it between A.D. 400 and 700. New radiocarbon dates of Moche III contexts at the site support the idea of an A.D. 250-450 correlation for this phase."

Chapdelaine 2010: Table 12.1 (pg. 215)



Early Moche: 100-300

Middle Moche: 300-600

Late Moche: 600-800

Transitional: 800

Chicama, Moche, Viru, Santa

Moche Phase I: 100-200

Moche Phase II: 200-300

Moche Phase III: 300-500

Moche Phase IVA: 500-600

Moche Phase IVB & V: 600-800

Pre-Chimu/Casma: 800