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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

Author(s): Matthew Warren

Year: 2016

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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 likely played an important role in supporting other Inka colonial activities along this lightly controlled portion of the eastern imperial frontier. This poster will present the results of a regional survey conducted in the vicinity of the Inka site, specifically addressing (1) the settlement pattern determined within the study region and any observed differences in material culture assemblages between sites, (2) the types of activities in which indigenous groups and the Inkas alike were engaged during their occupations of the region, and (3) the extent to which Inka colonial activities seem to have altered preexisting indigenous sociopolitical structures and the implications of these changes.


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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. Matthew Warren. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 405241)


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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