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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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Analysis of the Cusco Town Plan

Analysis of the Cusco Town Plan

(p.117) 6 Analysis of the Cusco Town Plan

Ian Farrington

University Press of Florida

The inka town plan of Cusco is analyzed using the following criteria: an examination of the street plan and street block patterns, the spatial distribution of inka wall styles, the identifiable types of inka buildings, the relationship between between the existing buildings and the original inka kancha, and the use of the inka mensuration system. This results in a division of the inka city into three separate plan-units which contain the residential kancha, are separated by two irregular plan-seams, and comprise plazas, palaces, and temples.

Keywords:   Street plan, Wall construction, Inka buildings, Measurement system, Analysis of town plan

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