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In-Between Spaces in Far-out Places: Initial Findings on the Practice of Inka Colonialism in the Frontier Region of Pulquina Arriba (2016)

Citation DOCUMENT Matthew Warren.

The region of Pulquina Arriba represented a geographically distant and loosely incorporated territory in the final decades of the Inka Empire. Located in the modern department of Santa Cruz, Bolivia, Pulquina Arriba was a relatively small Inka administrative site strategically constructed along a preexisting indigenous road network that ran adjacent to a rich agricultural valley. As such, it was involved in the oversight of local agricultural operations by populations native to the area, and...


The Inkas and the sacred landscape of The Shincal of Quimivil, Nortwestern Argentina. (2016)

Citation DOCUMENT Reinaldo Moralejo. Milagros Aventín Moretti.

Throughout history, societies have had a particular worldview and a sense of what’s sacred, so that in each time and space they have expressed in different ways their own awareness of an origin and a destiny. The objective of this paper is to describe and to analyze the sacred Inka landscape in one of the southernmost "New Cuzco" capital of the Kollasuyu: The Shincal of Quimivil, located in the province of Catamarca, Northwestern Argentina. The mythical stories of the Inkas tell that there was a...


Language, Identity, and Communication: an Exploration of Cultural and Linguistic Hybridity in Post-Colonial Peru (2013)

Citation DOCUMENT Anastasiya Travina.

In the viceroyalty of Peru under Francisco Toledo, cultural and political organization represented a fusion of European and Andean ethos, ideology, and language. Using archaeological data and historical analysis, this paper explores the intermixture of the European colonial political structure and traditions with the Inkan quadripartite social organization and dualistic beliefs. The paper discusses the combination of two record-keeping methods during the Toledan order: the Inkan khipus, a...


Monumental Haciendas: The Spanish Colonial Transformation of Pre-Columbian Seats of Power in Northern Ecuador (2018)

Citation DOCUMENT Ryan S. Hechler. William S. Pratt.

Early Spanish colonial accounts of northern highland Ecuador were exceptionally verbose about Inka imperial frontier architectural feats, however these same writings are silent on regional ethnic groups’ pre-Inka monumental earthen platform mound creations, known as tolas. This is in exceptional contrast to the detail provided in then-contemporary Spanish accounts of similar earthen structures in the U.S. Southeastern Woodlands. Tolas could tower over the regional landscape up to 20 m tall and...


Multi-Scalar Analysis of Copper and Silver Production under the Inka: A Case Study from Northern Chile (2017)

Citation DOCUMENT Colleen Zori.

Andean prehistory witnessed the development of numerous regional metallurgical traditions that were harnessed and significantly restructured as the Inka empire (AD 1400-1532) expanded along western South America. Taking the Tarapacá Valley of northern Chile as a case study, I analyze how imperial incorporation altered the production of copper and silver across multiple spatial scales. I begin at the regional level, analyzing how the procurement and transport particularly of silver-bearing ores...


Relational Empire: The Non-modern Violence of the Inka State (2016)

Citation DOCUMENT Darryl Wilkinson.

The use of “relational” approaches in archaeology seems much more prevalent in some contexts as compared to others. Particularly, it is most often invoked with respect to prehistoric hunter-foragers – that is, societies that are “politically non-complex” to use the classic archaeological terms. Perhaps as a result, violence is seldom discussed in the literature on relationality, unless to point out the contrasting violence of modernity itself. Yet for those of us who deal with indigenous...

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