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CuscoUrbanism and Archaeology in the Inka World$
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Ian Farrington

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780813044330

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813044330.001.0001

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Urbanism in Prehispanic Andes

Urbanism in Prehispanic Andes

(p.1) 1 Urbanism in Prehispanic Andes

Ian Farrington

University Press of Florida

Cusco, the inka capital, is understood largely through colonial historical accounts and not through the archaeological record. The intention of this book is to use the archaeological record to re-examine the interpretation of inka Cusco. The concept of the city compares the ancient and modern cities and their modes of analysis and interpretation. Prehistoric andean urbanism is described as intermittent. Cusco emerged as the capital of a local polity, developing its urban characteristics while probably looking toward the earlier city of Tiwanaku, so renowned in oral tradition, as its ancestor.

Keywords:   Urbanism, History v. archaeology, Concept of the city, Prehistoric andean urbanism, Tiwanaku legacy

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