Ancient Cuzco: Heartland of the Inca

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  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • Format: Paperback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 216mm x 274mm x 18mm | 748g
  • Publication date: 15 July 2004
  • Publication City/Country: Austin, TX
  • ISBN 10: 0292702795
  • ISBN 13: 9780292702790
  • Illustrations note: 1, black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,272,974

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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.

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"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full synthesis of historic and ethno historic sources bearing upon Cuzco and its inhabitants, including many previously unpublished photographs from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries that add greatly to the book's overall importance and appeal."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 HeartlandAppendix. Radiocarbon Dates from the Cuzco Region