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The arrival of the Incas and it consequences in the transformation of the sociopolitical landscape of the lower Lurin valley (2015)


Lately, several research projects have been taking place in the Lurin valley, central coast of Peru, in archaeological sites dating to the Late Intermediate Period (s. XVII-XV) and the Late Horizon (s. XV-XVI). This work has been complemented with recent studies focused on the presence of a segment of the Qhapaq Ñan and its importance as an articulating axis between these settlements during the Late Horizon. Preliminary results of these research studies have allowed us to reevaluate hypothesis...

Cultural implications of neutron activation analysis of ceramics from Palmitopamba, Ecuador (2016)


The cloud forest site of Palmitopamba in northwestern Ecuador was occupied for centuries by the Yumbos prior to the arrival of Incas around 1500. Instrumental neutron activation analysis has been performed on ceramics we have excavated there and which represent those two groups, on a third pottery complex widely identified in Ecuador as Cosanga or Panzaleo, and on raw clay samples from the vicinity of Palmitopamba. The results of some 140 analyses are presented. These imply that the Inca pottery...

Dining and Feasting with the Lords and Gods: A Reevaluation of the Nature of the Activities at the Inca Site of Hatun Xauxa in the Mantaro Valley, Peru. (2016)


Recent studies have shown the importance of commensal politics in the consolidation of Inca power and ideology, highlighting the leading role played by the pots as political tools. Following this perspective, this paper proposes a reassessment of the nature of the activities carried out at the Inca site of Hatun Xauxa in the central highlands of Peru, based on functional and distributional analysis of the state and local pottery recovered during excavations made in 2014 by the Proyecto Qhapaq...

Inca and Local Household Economic Interactions in the Chinchaysuyo, Asia Valley, Peru (2016)


Empires establish large scale interregional interaction networks with their provinces. Along with these large scale networks, pre-imperial small scale local economic interaction networks may continue (endure), diminish (decrease) or intensify (increase). Within this context, Imperial and local economic networks create a more complex web of interactions capable of been examined at the household level. In the Chinchaysuyo, the Inca conquered several coastal groups and established a range of...

Mobility network in El Shincal de Quimivil (Londres, Catamarca, Northwest Argentina) (2017)


The use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) allows analyzing the space as an integral part of any social phenomenon and produce interdisciplinary explanatory models with quantifiable basis. As it is known, the spatial organization of the incas was scheduled under certain political and religious principles materialized in the landscape through various features such as rocks, water bodies, mountains, celestial bodies, plazas, ushnus, roads and kanchas, among other. In the case of the inca site...

Qhapaq Ñan Project´s research at the Guarco Site, Cañete Peru (2015)


The accounts about Inca domination of the Cañete valley had been proposed as the example of Inca military strategies. The El Guarco site was proposed by these accounts as the head of a kingdom that establish a fierce resistance to the Incas that was later overwhelmed by an unmerciful repression. Although this presences in the ethno historic accounts, is little what we know about the political and social organization of this kingdom and the functions that the El Guarco had inside this society. In...

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America