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Settlement pattern transformation in the Arica Highlands during the Late Intermediate and the Late Periods (XIV-XV centuries): The role of Zapahuira and the Incan Tambo network system and its relationship with local communities.

Author(s): Miguel Fuentes

Year: 2017

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I will discuss the settlement pattern transformation of the Arica Highlands during the Late Intermediate Period and the Late Period (XIV-XV centuries) and the role of Zapahuira Tambo and the Inca Settlement Network System and its relationship with local communities.

The latter will be carried out from an architectural and spatial characterization of some of the main Incan and Local settlements of the area. Some of the data integrated in this discussion have been gathered in my current research project in the area.

The general objective of this paper can be summarized in this research question: What was the settlement strategy applied by the Inca in the Arica highlands and what was the role of local communities in the –construction- of imperial power? According to the above, several themes and complementary research questions can be raised such as:

-What are the main architectural and spatial characteristics of LIP and Incan settlements in the area?

-Is it possible to differentiate economic and social functions of LIP and Incan architecture?

-Is it possible to define the existence of an Inca Settlement Strategy for the Arica Highlands? If so, how did this settlement strategy compare to others settlement strategies applied in neighboring regions?


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Settlement pattern transformation in the Arica Highlands during the Late Intermediate and the Late Periods (XIV-XV centuries): The role of Zapahuira and the Incan Tambo network system and its relationship with local communities.. Miguel Fuentes. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 430219)


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

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Abstract Id(s): 17502

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