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Chungará (Arica)

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SEPULVEDA R., Marcela A.. VISUAL OUTLINES AND LOCATION OF CAMELIDS REPRESENTATIONS OF THE UPPER LOA DURING THE INCA TIMES: A NEW STRATEGY OF THE TAWANTINSUYU TO INCORPORATE THIS TERRITORY?. Chungará (Arica) [online]. 2004, vol.36, n.2, pp. 439-451. ISSN 0717-7356.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-73562004000200015.

I present the results of study rock art dated to the Late period (1.450- 1.540 A.D.), which corresponds to the Inka presence in the upper Loa region. Particularly, I analized camelid representations from several sites of the Salado river basin and compared them with representation from the upper Loa river. I present an analysis of anatomical forms defined as visual schemaes, along with observations about the location of the rock art, related to different activities of everyday life. The described characteristics of Late period rock art suggest a tight relation to the Inka expansion in the region. My hypothesis, expands on previous interpretations, for the Salado river basin, which consider that the rock art was used by the Inka as a strategy for domination and integration into Tawantinsuyu, carried out in a different fashion in the upper Loa basin

Palabras llave : rock art; Inka; Late period; upper Loa area; symbolic power.

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