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The Great Inka Road free pdf This compelling collection of essays explores the "Qhapaq nan" (or Great Inca Road), an extensive network of trails reaching modern-day Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina. These roads and the accompanying agricultural terraces and structures that have survived for more than six centuries are a testament to the advanced engineering and construction skills of the Inca people. The "Qhapaq nan" also spurred an important process of ecological and community integration across the Andean region. This book, the companion volume to a National Museum of the American Indian exhibition of the same name, features essays on six main themes: the ancestors of the Inca, Cusco as the center of the empire, road engineering, road transportation and integration, the road in the Colonial era, and the road today. Beautifully designed and featuring more than 225 full-color illustrations, "The Great Inka Road "is a fascinating look at this enduring symbol of the Andean peoples' strength and adaptability.

About Ramiro Matos

RAMIRO MATOS (Quechua) is an archaeologist and senior curator for Latin America at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. JOSE BARREIRO (Taino) is assistant director for research at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian and director of the Office of Latin America.

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Author : Ramiro Matos
Publisher : Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press
Data Published : 15 August 2015
ISBN : 1588344959
EAN : 9781588344953
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 240 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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  • The Great Inka Road free pdfThe Great Inka Road

    . This compelling collection of essays explores the "Qhapaq nan" (or Great Inca Road), an extensive network of trails reaching modern-day Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina. These