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Cusco: Urbanism and Archaeology in the Inka World

Ian Farrington


This book is the first major study of the inka capital of Cusco using both historical and archaeological data. The nature of inka planning, architecture, and construction are discussed to form a basis for analysis. Two methodologies, town plan analysis and urban archaeology, are utilized to establish a history of the city since inka times. This results in the division of the inka city into five sectors. There are two plan-seams that contain monumental architecture and a plaza, but each has a different function, namely, secular and religious. Three plan-units of regularly planned inka architect ... More

Keywords: Inka, Archaeology, Peru, Ancient urbanism, Town planning, Suburban development, State settlements, Urban symbolism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780813044330
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813044330.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ian Farrington, author