Inka Conquest Narratives along the Northern Frontier: Evidence from the Pais Caranqui, Ecuador
Author(s): Amber Anderson
When the Inka moved into Northern Ecuador at the end of the 15th century, they were met with fierce resistance from the semi autonomous societies of the Pais Caranqui. Chronicler accounts and Inka narratives note that conflict occurred and fortifications were constructed before the Inka were eventually victorious and continued their conquest northwards. However, these accounts do not accurately highlight the true complexity of the groups the Inka encountered, the prolonged nature of the conflict that occurred, and the massive changes that were implemented in the region after conquest. Excavations and the resulting material evidence indicates that unlike elsewhere in the empire, the Inka had a high interest in control and fortification construction, with a low emphasis on imperial architecture, and locales within the Pais Caranqui were not all affected the same way.
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Inka Conquest Narratives along the Northern Frontier: Evidence from the Pais Caranqui, Ecuador. Amber Anderson. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 444527)
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