ISSN 1989-4104
Hualfín Inka: tecnología lítica de un centro administrativo (Catamarca, Argentina)
(Hualfín Inka: lithic technology of an administrative center)
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Julieta Lynch & Virginia Lynchespañol
Abstract. It is well known that the Inca Empire (Tawantinsuyu), as it expanded, annexed new territories and populations very dissimilar to each other. For this reason, the Inca administration likely used diverse political and economical strategies. Due to this implementation policy, annexation would have caused certain structural changes in local populations that already had different social, political and economic characteristics. In this study we explore the relationship between local residents of Hualfín Valley (Catamarca, Argentina) and the objectives set by the Inca Empire in the region. For this purposes, we analyzed the lithic assemblage recovered from both surface and stratigraphic contexts from the site of Hualfín Inka. Based on the analysis of the lithic assemblage and that of other artifacts recovered at the site, our aim is to reconstruct the site’s function and its relationship to the sociopolitical landscape at the time of the Inca occupation of Northwest Argentina.
Keywords: Northwest Argentina, Tawantinsuyu, lithic assemblage, Hualfín Valley.
Lynch, J. & V. Lynch. 2011. Hualfín Inka: tecnología lítica de un centro administrativo (Catamarca, Argentina). Arqueología Iberoamericana 12: 15-27.
Publication date: 31-12-2011.
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