Ancient Cuzco

Cover

Ancient Cuzco: Heartland of the Inca (Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Series in Latin American and L)

Book Details

Author  B. S. Bauer
Publisher  University of Texas Press
Publication Date   December 31, 2004
ISBN  0292702434
Pages  255

Buy this book

Description

The Cuzco Valley was the spiritual and administrative centre of the Inca Empire and yet, Bauer argues, it has had little archaeological study. This well-illustrated and accessible book presents the results of Brian Bauer's Cuzco Valley Archaeological Project begun in 1994. It combines survey data and detailed descriptions of sites and monuments with a synthetic discussion of the settlement history of the Valley. Supported by numerous site plans and maps, reconstruction drawings and photographs of artefacts, sites and towns, the book discusses the social hierarchy of the region, the impact of humans on its environmennt, the first settlers (9500-2200 BC), the development of the Inca state, the Coricancha sanctuary, Incan mummies and Spanish sources. An appendix contains radiocarbon dates.

Customer Reviews

Blacklist