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    Ancient Cuzco: Heartland of the Inca (Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Series in Latin American and Latino Art and Culture) (Hardback) By (author) Brian S. Bauer


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    DescriptionThe Cuzco Valley of Peru was both the sacred and the political centre of the largest state in the prehistoric Americas - the Inca Empire. From the city of Cuzco, the Incas ruled at least eight million people in a realm that stretched from modern-day Colombia to Chile. Yet, despite its great importance in the cultural development of the Americas, the Cuzco Valley has only recently received the same kind of systematic archaeological survey long since conducted at other New World centres of civilization. Drawing on the results of the Cuzco Valley Archaeological Project that Brian Bauer directed from 1994 to 2000, this landmark book undertakes the first general overview of the prehistory of the Cuzco region from the arrival of the first hunter-gatherers (ca. 7000 B.C.) to the fall of the Inca Empire in A.D. 1532. Combining archaeological survey and excavation data with historical records, the book addresses both the specific patterns of settlement in the Cuzco Valley and the larger processes of cultural development. With its wealth of new information, this book will become the baseline for research on the Inca and the Cuzco Valley for years to come.

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    Ancient Cuzco
    Heartland of the Inca
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Brian S. Bauer
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 296
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 278 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 1,070 g
    ISBN 13: 9780292702431
    ISBN 10: 0292702434

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLC, HBJK, JFSL9
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KL
    BISAC V2.8: HIS033000
    DC22: 985.3700498
    LC classification: F3429.B385
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Illustrations note
    76 photographs, 25 figs, 26 maps, 6 tables
    University of Texas Press
    Imprint name
    University of Texas Press
    Publication date
    01 August 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Austin, TX
    Review quote
    "This book is a major, up-to-date synthesis of a large mass of empirical archaeological information, much of it collected during the past ten-to-fifteen years by Bauer and his associates. It also presents a full synthesis of historic and ethno historic sources bearing upon Cuzco and its inhabitants, including many previously unpublished photographs from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries that add greatly to the book's overall importance and appeal." Jeffrey R. Parsons, Professor of Anthropology and Curator of Latin American Archaeology, University of Michigan
    Table of contents
    1. Introduction to the Inca; 2. The Inca Heartland; 3. Human Impact and Environmental History of the Cuzco Region (Alex Chepstow-Lusty, Brian S. Bauer, and Michael Frogley); 4. The Archaic Period and the First People of the Cuzco Valley (9500-2200 BC) (Brian Bauer, Bradford Jones, and Cindy Klink); 5. The Formative Period and the Emergence of Ranked Societies (2200 BC-AD 200); 6. The Qotakalli Period: Time of Regional Development (AD 200-600); 7. The Wari Period (AD 600-1000) in the Cuzco Region; 8. The Development of the Inca State (AD 1000-1400) (Brian S. Bauer and R. Alan Covey); 9. The Cuzco Valley during Imperial Inca Rule; 10. Inca Cuzco; 11. The Coricancha; 12. The Mummies of the Royal Inca; 13. Overview of the Inca Heartland Appendix. Radiocarbon Dates from the Cuzco Region