Water Social Relations in Transition: Local Populations and Foreign Empires in Tension over Natural Resources in Mid and Lower Lurin Valley, Peru
Author(s): Abel Traslaviña
This is an abstract from the "Lost in Transition: Social and Political Changes in the Central Southern Andes from the Late Prehispanic to the Early Colonial Periods" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
After the Spanish arrival in the Andes, the new social, economic, and political organization mainly materialized in two spatial entities: the "reducciones" or specially-designed towns where the Andean population was forcibly resettled, and the "haciendas" or large estates or plantations including a defined domestic space. These entities faced unequal access to certain resources like water, competing for the privilege of accessing these resources. This situation generated tensions not only between local populations but also between those populations and the new Spanish institutions.
Based on 17th and 18th-century archival documents and by tracing the material culture, I explore these "water social relations" in order to understand the local experience of the transition from their own rule through the Inca and the Spanish Empires in mid and lower Lurin valley, Peru.
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Water Social Relations in Transition: Local Populations and Foreign Empires in Tension over Natural Resources in Mid and Lower Lurin Valley, Peru. Abel Traslaviña. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 451496)
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