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Preserving a section of the Inca road in the lower Lurin Valley, Peru.

Author(s): Camila Capriata ; Edines Pebe

Year: 2015

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The Qhapaq Ñan or great Andean Road was declared World Heritage by UNESCO in June 2014. The road located between the Pachacamac Sanctuary and the Inca administrative center of Hatun Xauxa, located in the central highlands of Peru, not only constituted one of the main sections of this network, but was also one of the segments selected for this declaration. Following this process, a series of conservation projects have started taking place along this network in the segments that have been considered to be best preserved. This is the case of a road segment located near the modern town of Santa Rosa de Chontay, in the lower Lurin valley, central coast of Peru. The project focused not only in the research concerning its function and importance during the Inca period, but also in the conservation of its architecture and its surroundings. From all points of view, this initiative constituted a challenge that aimed not only to ensure its persistence as an archaeological landmark, but also remain relevant to the local community.

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Preserving a section of the Inca road in the lower Lurin Valley, Peru.. Edines Pebe, Camila Capriata. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 397848)


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South America


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min long: -93.691; min lat: -56.945 ; max long: -31.113; max lat: 18.48 ;

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