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TRONCOSO M., Andrés. THE ART OF DOMINATION: ROCK ART AND LANDSCAPE IN INkA TIMES IN THE UPPER BASIN OF ACONCAGUA RIVER. Chungará (Arica) [online]. 2004, vol.36, n.2, pp. 453-461. ISSN 0717-7356. doi: 10.4067/S0717-73562004000200016.
Considering the formal and spatial characteristics of the rock art in the upper basin of Aconcagua river, central Chile, I attempt to understand the Inka presence in this region and, particularly, the social role played by this system of visual representation. For this purpose, the social function of rock is defined for the Late Intermediate period. Next, considering the meaning of the material statement and the changes that affected it during Inka times, I analize it as an active agent in the social process of spatial occupation and domination imposed by the Tawantinsuyu in the upper basin of the Aconcagua river
Palabras clave : rock art; upper basin of Aconcagua river; landscape; semiotics; Inka period.