Colonial enclaves of coastal Colesuyo during the Inca influence

Author(s): Sofia Chacaltana

Year: 2016


How small communities of coastal Colesuyo were transformed under Inca authority? What roles were played by local and regional elites? Previous worked conducted at the coastal site of Tacahuay has suggested that this site was an altiplano enclave controlled by more powerful Lupaca group. This enclave was established with the aim of obtaining coastal products, and in return Tacahuay elites would have access to Inca sumptuary goods. In this session I present different lines of analyses for future work that will be conducted at Tacahuay with the focus of responding: How were altiplano enclaves established at the coast? Were family ties established by intermarriage relations between altiplano lineages and coastal elites? How does the economy of a coastal enclave permit us to observe economies as complex webs of interactions with the altiplano, Inca and local communities?

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Colonial enclaves of coastal Colesuyo during the Inca influence. Sofia Chacaltana. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 403927)

Spatial Coverage

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