Andes: Late Horizon (Other Keyword)

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The 1973 Seminar on The Lacustrine Kingdoms in the Titicaca Basin (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Mario Rivera.

Co-organized by John V. Murra and Luis G. Lumbreras, this seminar was planned as an international and interdisciplinary study on the Lacustrine Kingdoms around the Titicaca basin (Lupaqa and Paqajes), and their interaction towards the western lowlands. Murra and Lumbreras were able to gather a group of leading Andeanists and students from Bolivia, Peru, Chile, Ecuador, Canada, and the U.S. who worked in the field for almost three months in Southern Peru, Northern Chile, and Bolivia. The Seminar,...


Advances in Mineral Characterization of the Late Horizon Pottery from Incahuasi, Cañete (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Alejandro Chu.

This is an abstract from the "Alfareros deste Inga: Pottery Production, Distribution and Exchange in the Tawantinsuyu" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. In this paper I will present preliminary results from the materials excavated of the Incahuasi site located at the middle Cañete valley. Research suggests that this portion of the valley, an area stretching from Caltopa at the low-mid valley to Pacaran at the upper-mid valley, was an Inca province...


Ancient Andean Scalarity (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Steve Kosiba. Bruce Mannheim.

This is an abstract from the "Beyond the Round House: Spatial Logic and Settlement Organization across the Late Andean Highlands" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Scholars of the Andes often assume that the social units they study—residence, community, and region—are monotonically scaled, nested from smaller to larger. This suggests universal correspondences between the analytical and observational objects through which social units are known; hence...


Anti-Colonialism, State Development, and Araucanian Resilience in the South-Central Andes (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Tom Dillehay.

This is an abstract from the "Disentanglement: Reimagining Early Colonial Trajectories in the Americas" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. This presentation centers on indigenous proto-state or polity formation in the early Spanish period in the south-central Andes and the sociocultural conditions that shaped a specific type of archaeological record, an unostentatious material culture for a polity-level of society. The historical focus is on the...


The Archaeology of the Acari Valley and the Legacy of Francis Allen "Fritz" Riddell (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Katrina Bettcher. Lidio Valdez.

THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE ACARI VALLEY AND THE LEGACY OF FRANCIS ALLEN "FRITZ" RIDDELL Katrina J. Bettcher & Lidio M. Valdez In 1954, newlywed archaeologists Francis Allen "Fritz" Riddell and Dorothy Menzel arrived in the Acari Valley on the south coast of Peru with the purpose of investigating the site of Tambo Viejo as part of the Inca Royal Highway Project directed by Victor von Hagen. Various sites in the region were recorded and investigated. After retirement in the early 1980s, Fritz was...


Archaeometric Analysis of Mural Paintings at Pachacamac, Peru (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Peter Eeckhout. Kusi Colonna-Preti.

This is an abstract from the "From Materials to Materiality: Analysis and Interpretation of Archaeological and Historical Artifacts Using Non-destructive and Micro/Nano-sampling Scientific Methods" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. From 2014 to 2018, we excavated Building B15, a small temple decorated with mural paintings at the archaeological site of Pachacamac. These are the first paintings discovered on the site since 1938. On the walls, as on...


Are Inka Khipu Knots Anything More than Numbers?: A Computational Investigation (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jon Clindaniel.

Inka khipus--the knot and cord recording devices of the Andes--have been said to have recorded everything from accounting, to histories and songs. Leland Locke demonstrated in the 1920s that Inka khipu knots often have standard numerical values. However, non-numerical Inka khipu signs remain elusive and undeciphered. Recent work by Gary Urton, however, has identified Inka khipus and individual khipu cords with knots that do not obey the standard numerical rules Locke identified. May Inka khipu...


Arqueologia y Comunidad en la provincia de Manabi, dos casos de estudio (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Juan Jijon. Marcos Labrada.

This is an abstract from the "Working with the Community in Ecuador" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Tabuga, pequeña comunidad agrícola del norte de Manabi corresponde a un importante sitio arqueológico de la cultura Jama-Coaque (500 ac - 1650 dc). Ante años de expolio por huaqueros, del bloqueo del acceso al mar por el narcotráfico y de la falta de interés por la autoridades locales, la comunidad de Tabuga ha decidido enfrentar estos obstáculos...


Aryballos, Bowls, and Bolas: Examining the Distribution of Provincial Inka-Style Pottery in the Threatened Borderland Region of the Valles Cruceños (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Matthew Warren.

This is an abstract from the "Alfareros deste Inga: Pottery Production, Distribution and Exchange in the Tawantinsuyu" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. As the violent threat posed by the marauding Chiriguanos emerged in the terminal decades of Tawantinsuyu, the Inkas and their local allies made a concerted push to turn the southeastern imperial frontier into a strategically fortified zone and enhance their ability to repel the lowland invaders....


Assembling Empire: Continuity and Change in the Long-Term Development of the Inca Empire (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Thomas Hardy.

This paper explores the use of assemblage theory, derived from the work of theorists such as Deleuze, Guattari, and DeLanda, as a way of overcoming inherent problems in earlier attempts at understanding sociopolitical change. Exploring the implications of this historical materialist approach involves linking processes operating at different scales of time, and tracing historical genealogies of practice and the ways they were assembled to produce political sovereignty. I argue that not only are...


The Biology and Mythology of Ancestor Lithification in the Andes (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Melissa Litschi.

Throughout human history, many cultures have told stories about people who turned to stone in death. What is the inspiration for these myths? How do they relate to taphonomic processes that affect deceased organisms? This paper addresses these questions in an Andean context by comparing pre-Hispanic narratives of lithification to post-mortem biological processes. In the Andes, tales of lithification focus on ancestors and local heroes, who, in their petrified state, continue to interact with the...


Born This Way, Becoming That Way: Difference, Disability and Sickness in Inka Society (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Ryan Hechler.

This is an abstract from the "Medicine and Healing in the Americas: Archaeological and Ethnohistorical Perspectives" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. The Inkas’ social constructions of physical difference recognized ‘disability’ as a permanent state of being, one that Guaman Poma de Ayala suggested was considered a specific calle or passage of life. Unlike much of the contemporary Late Middle Ages of Christian Europe, such individuals were not...


The Capac ñan from Chachapoyas to the Tierra adentro (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Inge Schjellerup.

The capac ñan from Chachapoyas to Moyobamba was used for centuries before another road was built for driving traffic and latest with the Marginal further on to Tarapoto. The capac ñan was used by the Incas in their conquest of Moyobamba and later to be used by the many Spanish campaigns in their search for Eldorado. This important highland/lowland route crossing the cordillera and continuing into the Ceja de Selva gave access to coveted resources from both sides but also facilitated war parties...


Ceramic Diversity in Hunter-Gatherers Societies from Atuel River Basin, Argentina (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Nuria Sugrañes. Gustavo Neme.

Hunter-Gatherers from Southern Mendoza started to use ceramic at 2000 years BP, and it starts to diversified rapidly in each environment. Such diversity shows a contrast between highlands and lowlands tipologies. According to Lagiglia, this ceramic diversity was motivated for exchange between agricultural communities from western side of Andes and northern Mendoza. In this poster, we present new ceramic information from six archaeological sites located in the Atuel river basin. This information...


Chincha Mercantilism: A Preliminary Investigation into Chincha Valley Economic Organization during the Late Intermediate Period and Late Horizon (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jennifer Larios. Jacob Bongers. Jordan Dalton. Jo Osborn. Camille Weinberg.

This is an abstract from the "From the Paracas Culture to the Inca Empire: Recent Archaeological Research in the Chincha Valley, Peru" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. The Chincha Kingdom is widely recognized as one of the few cases in which 10,000 merchants are said to have existed in the Late Horizon non-market Inca economy. This paper seeks to investigate Chincha economic organization by analyzing the distribution of pottery from various sites in...


The Chincha Valley, Peru: Analyzing Its Settlement Patterns and Urban Centers (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jordan Dalton.

This is an abstract from the "From the Paracas Culture to the Inca Empire: Recent Archaeological Research in the Chincha Valley, Peru" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. The study of settlement systems is an important component in archaeologists’ efforts to understand how valley-wide or multi-valley polities change over time. Settlement studies often rely on site size, site location, site layout, and site chronologies to determine the changing...


Chullpas and the Political Relations with the Inside-world in the Inka Empire (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Axel Nielsen.

Previous research has interpreted chullpas as open sepulchers, altars, and landmarks which participated in political projects mainly by helping to reproduce corporate identities through ancestor worship and by inscribing power hierarchies and territorial claims on the landscape. This paper builds on the premise that chullpas were not just things with a certain function, but non-human persons (wak'as) capable of acting in different ways, given the affordances of their corporeality as towers or...


Circulación de Cerámica en Tiempos del Inca: Aportes del Norte de Chile (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Mauricio Uribe.

This is an abstract from the "Alfareros deste Inga: Pottery Production, Distribution and Exchange in the Tawantinsuyu" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. A mediados de 1970 surgió la conocida discusión si el dominio incaico en el norte de Chile había sido directo o indirecto, a partir de la aplicación que se hizo del modelo sobre la "verticalidad" andina de John Murra. De acuerdo con esta propuesta, la situación se dirimía en términos de que cuán...


Colors of the Inka Khipu: Demonstrating a Link to Textile Production (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jon Clindaniel.

This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Deciphering the meaning of khipu cord colors has long been a topic of debate amongst scholars of the Inka khipu. Were colors used to signify information that could have been interpreted generally (and thus be deciphered today)? Or were color signs primarily used as mnemonic, logical structuring devices that were specific to the individual who produced them and...


Community Archaeology in Coastal Ecuador: Balancing Interests (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Florencio Delgado Espinoza. Josefina Vasquez.

This is an abstract from the "Working with the Community in Ecuador" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. More than 20 years ago, research in Agua Blanca, Manabí, changed the way in which archaeology in Ecuador was performed. Local community involvement in archaeology research took an active role. Since then, both Indigenous and peasant communities have called upon archaeologists that can collaborate with them on studying the past they consider as...


Comparative Analysis of Imperial Inca Pottery from Ecuador using INAA (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Tamara Bray. Leah Minc.

This is an abstract from the "Alfareros deste Inga: Pottery Production, Distribution and Exchange in the Tawantinsuyu" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. An enduring question in Inca archaeology concerns the issue of imperial pottery production. Inca ceramics, which are found across an enormous expanse of Andean South America, are known for their high degree of uniformity in vessel form, proportionality, and embellishment. How did the Inca manage the...


Constructing Local Identities in the Central-South Coast. The Coayllos in the Asia Valley (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Ancira Emily Baca Marroquin.

Narratives regarding the response from local groups to the Inca conquest of the Peruvian Central-South coast portray two confronting scenarios: resistance and acceptation. Resistance to the Inca conquest would have required a more violent Inca military campaign meanwhile acceptance would have required specific diplomatic negotiations. Written documents describe the actions taken by the Incas when a group resisted to be conquered. These actions include removing original populations and dispersing...


Continuity and Hiatus in the Archaeology of Mobility: A Case Study from Southern Peru/Northern Chile (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Noa Corcoran Tadd.

This is an abstract from the "Lost in Transition: Social and Political Changes in the Central Southern Andes from the Late Prehispanic to the Early Colonial Periods" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Despite excellent work in the field over the past two decades, the tensions between continuity and rupture in archaeological accounts of the colonial ‘transition’ in the Andes have tended to remain under-theorized. Drawing on recent fieldwork in Tacna...


Control, Visibility, and Storage at Monte Sierpe, a Late Horizon Site in the Pisco Valley, Peru (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Rachael Penfil. Kelita Pérez Cubas.

The Pisco Valley was an important node for the Inka empire’s control of what is now the southern coast of Peru, as evidenced by the presence of the large Inka administrative center of Tambo Colorado. This valley additionally would have been a strategic location for sociopolitical and economic exchanges between the Inka empire and the Chincha kingdom, whose capital is located just to the north in the Chincha Valley. This preliminary research utilizes survey data and GIS analyses to examine access...


Coricancha: Between Historical Studies and 3D Scanning (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Mariusz Ziolkowski. Jacek Kosciuk. Bartlomiej Cmielewski.

This is an abstract from the "How Did the Inca Construct Cuzco?" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. This paper stresses the importance of surveying precision for any studies related to inca architecture and urbanism. Based on 3D laser scanning of the Coricancha complex, different cases are presented. The first case is an evaluation of hypotheses regarding the possible astronomical function of this temple. Among them, of particular importance is the...