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Chungará (Arica)

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SANHUEZA TOHA, Cecilia. MEASURING, POSTING, ALLOCATION: TERRITORIALITY AND DEMARCATION PRACTICES ALONG THE ATACAMA INKA ROAD (II REGION, CHILE). Chungará (Arica) [online]. 2004, vol.36, n.2, pp. 483-494. ISSN 0717-7356.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-73562004000200018.

Starting from archaeological records of Inka roads in the old Atacama region (2nd Region, Chile), I develop an interpretative ethnohistoric analysis concerning the so called landmarks, mojones or topus, which are been identified as typical traits of the Inka road system. Information obtained from Colonial literature and native vocabularies is used to explore semantic contents related to this kind of stone structures. It is proposed that these road-markers expressed either the application of complex, Andean mechanisms of measuring, the regulation of mobility practices through the Capac Ñan or some organizational principles of social territoriality

Palabras llave : Inka road; system of measuring; Andean territoriality.

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