Tambo Colorado before the Inca Administrative Center: Study of the Socio-political Developments of the Pisco Valley during the Late Intermediate Period and the Late Horizon
Author(s): Cléa Moulin
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.
Tambo Colorado is one of the most impressive Inca sites on the coast of Peru. Its mural paintings have drawn attention and yet, little is known about it, in particular about its pre-Inca occupation and its possible re-occupation after the Spanish invasion. Moreover, the Pisco Valley has been neglected by researchers and is believed to have known no independent socio-political development through its history. As in other regions of the Andes, the Late Intermediate Period and the transition into the Inca empire remains quite unclear. In this context, how is it possible to study the transition from one local polity to the Inca Empire? This paper will explore how to study transitions from one power to another with little information about material culture and the socio-political development of the local region. By understanding the role of Tambo Colorado in the Pisco valley and the regional context previous to the Inca conquest, it will be possible to apprehend the socio-political changes that occurred at a local and regional scale during the transitions from a local policy to the Inca empire and later during the early Spanish occupation.
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Tambo Colorado before the Inca Administrative Center: Study of the Socio-political Developments of the Pisco Valley during the Late Intermediate Period and the Late Horizon. Cléa Moulin. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 451497)
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