Goods that moved between the forest and the highland Andes in the Inca state.The eastern valleys of north Argentina
Author(s): Beatriz Ventura
The eastern valleys of the Cordillera Oriental, in north Salta, Argentina, were a sector of the eastern frontier of Tawantinsuyu. We proposed that the Inca created a state enclave with mining-metallurgical goals in that sector. To accomplish this, populations (mitmaqkuna) were moved from other parts of the empire, which required the implementation of a significant agrarian system to support them. These valleys may have been producing goods of great value that might have comprised a single system of macro-regional interaction. The exotic materials found in funerary contexts in these valleys were analyzed, and it was inferred that they may have been the result of the reciprocity and redistribution structures, as well as the systems of gifts and contra-gifts imposed by the Inca state.
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Goods that moved between the forest and the highland Andes in the Inca state.The eastern valleys of north Argentina. Beatriz Ventura. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 397360)
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