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The Houses and 'Fortress' of Waskar: Archaeological Perspectives on a Forgotten Building Complex in Inka Cusco

Farrington, Ian


The Inka capital, Cusco, is basically interpreted from the historical documentation of the Chronicles and early administrative texts. Despite the fact that History and Archaeology offer complementary data and interpretative opportunities, the latter has contributed very little to this understanding. In this paper, I demonstrate that archaeology offers an appropriate explanation for buildings that were known as the houses and fortress of Waskar in the distribution of solares of 1534 but which...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Iberian and Latin American Research
DOI: 10.1080/13260219.2010.527282


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