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I Am a Rock: A Comparison of Lithic Art and Artifacts from the Inca and Ychsma Cultures

Author(s): Jameson Yong

Year: 2016

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Summary

After the finding of many different shaped and worked carved stones from Panquilma’s

excavations, in this paper, I compare the lithic artwork and artifacts from both the Ychsma and

Inca cultures and I noticed many different types of Inca stone art and artifacts, by comparison

with these. The stones that were carved in a particular shape from Panquilma can be related to

either the Inca or the Ychsma. In this presentation, I explore the significance of the carved

stones in order to understand the possible meaning of their use in the structure where were

found. The study of these artifacts could give us a broad understanding of the lithic tools of

both the Ychsma and Inca cultures in the site.


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I Am a Rock: A Comparison of Lithic Art and Artifacts from the Inca and Ychsma Cultures. Jameson Yong. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 405351)


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South America


Spatial Coverage

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