The Incas and their Ancestors: The Archaeology of Peru / Edition 2

The Incas and their Ancestors: The Archaeology of Peru / Edition 2

by Michael E. Moseley
     
 

In 1532, when Pizarro conquered Peru, the Inca realm was one of the largest empires on earth, graced by gold masterpieces, towns with great palaces and temples, and an impressive network of roads.See more details below

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In 1532, when Pizarro conquered Peru, the Inca realm was one of the largest empires on earth, graced by gold masterpieces, towns with great palaces and temples, and an impressive network of roads.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780500282779
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Publication date:
06/17/2001
Edition description:
Revised Second Edition
Pages:
290
Sales rank:
528,364
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Introduction7
The Incas9
The conquest11
The historical record12
The archaeological record17
Ch. 2Land of the Four Quarters25
The Cordillera25
Geography of the Four Quarters32
Making a living43
Ch. 3The Inca Model of Statecraft
The cosmos51
The ayllu53
Statecraft70
Ch. 4Colonization of the Cordillera87
The colonization process87
Adaptive dispersal92
Domestication102
Ch. 5The Preceramic Foundations of Civilization107
Preceramic economies107
Social formations114
Arts115
Monumental architecture117
Ch. 6The Initial Period and Early Horizon131
Irrigation agriculture133
Monumental architecture136
Highland developments143
The Titicaca Basin154
The Early Horizon158
The southern sphere158
Chavin and the northern sphere163
Ch. 7The Early Intermediate Period173
North coast174
The central and south coasts196
The sierra203
The altiplano208
Ch. 8The Middle Horizon223
Moche upheaval223
Huari adaptive dispersal230
Tiwanaku238
Ch. 9The Late Intermediate Period245
The Titicaca region245
The southern sierra247
The central and northern sierra257
The central and south coasts258
Chimor and the north261
Epilogue276
Sources of Illustrations278
General Bibliography279
Archaeological Bibliography280
Index284

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