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Cusco: Urbanism and Archaeology in the Inka World

Ian Farrington

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044330
eISBN:
9780813046327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044330.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This book is the first major study of the inka capital of Cusco using both historical and archaeological data. The nature of inka planning, architecture, and construction are discussed to form a ... More


The Navel of the World

Ian Farrington

in Cusco: Urbanism and Archaeology in the Inka World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044330
eISBN:
9780813046327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044330.003.0012
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Studies of ancient urban symbolism provide a framework for this chapter. Geomantic myths relate the inka ancestors to the Creator god, Wiraqocha, and to distant places in Titiqaqa, the Tambo Toqo ... More


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