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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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Kancha and Streets

Kancha and Streets

The Residential Plan-Units

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(p.179) 8 Kancha and Streets
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Cusco
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Ian Farrington

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813044330.003.0008

Architectural and archaeological fieldwork has delimited three residential plan-units along the main ridge axes of the city. Overall, they conform to the inka planning canons determined in chapter 3. Each has a network of well-planned, straight streets and kancha with arrangements of domestic buildings within them, although each plan-unit is distinctive. However, each major street-block within plan-unit II has a slightly different kancha size. One of the latter, the sub-unit A, Hatunkancha, is walled with only one entrance and has a totally different internal plan. There are rows of individual buildings and a larger patio, flanked by two kallanka. This was associated with the aqllawasi and compares archaeologically to a similar compound in Huánuco Pampa.

Keywords:   Plan-units, Residences, Kancha, Hatunkancha

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