WILLIAMS Veronica Isabel
Inka Rule in the Northern Calchaqui valley
D`ALTROY, TERENCE N.; LORANDI, ANA MARÍA; WILLIAMS V. I.; CALDERARI, M.; HASTORF, C; DE MARRAIS, E.; HAGSTRUM, M.
Journal of Field Archaeology
Lugar: Boston; Año: 2000 vol. 27 p. 1 - 26
Inka rule in the northern Calchaqui valley in NW Argentina employed a varied strategy that drew the region´s societies into the empire in the 15th century A.C. Surface survey, site mapping, and excavation, combines with review of historical documents, show that the Inkas applied measures designed to ensure security, intesitfy production of agropastoral and mineral resources, introduce state ideology, administer satet activities, and establish cultural relations with compliant subjects. Because the Inkas tailored their approaches to the sociopolitical and natural circunstances of each region, imperial rule resulted in two different kinds of occupations; a discrete set of state installations in the north and a mixed, state-local occupation in the mid valley.