versión On-line ISSN 0717-7356
PINO MATOS, José Luis. THE INKA USHNU AND THE SPACIAL ORGANIZATION AMONG THE PRINCIPAL TAMPUS OF THE WAMANI IN THE CENTRAL SIERRA OF THE CHINCHAYSUYU. Chungará (Arica) [online]. 2004, vol.36, n.2, pp. 303-311. ISSN 0717-7356. doi: 10.4067/S0717-73562004000200005.
The Inka ushnu was of great importance in the ideological domination of the Wamani in the Central Sierra of the Chinchaysuyu during the expansion of the empire. Based on my recent researches of the tampus of Huanuco Pampa, Taparaku, Chakamarka and Pumpu. I propose that the ushnu initially served to receive offerings, specially liquids following a ceremonial calendar. Later, the Inka superimposed astronomical observation functions, which demonstrates that several of the Inka great tampu were planned according to both the location of the ushnu and specific astronomical alignments following a possible model of radial astronomical space organization
Palabras clave : Ushnu; Inka empire; Chinchaysuyu; astronomy; space organization.