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EECKHOUT, Peter. KINGS OF THE SUN AND LORDS OF THE MOON: INKAS AND YCHSMAS AT PACHACÁMAC. Chungará (Arica) [online]. 2004, vol.36, n.2, pp. 495-503. ISSN 0717-7356. doi: 10.4067/S0717-73562004000200019.
At the climax of their power the Inkas dominated an empire that included some 100 different ethnic groups. Chronicles indicate that strategies of conquest, adapted to specific circumstances, included military force, as well as diplomacy and provisionary alliance. Various authors have demonstrated that the organization and administration of conquered peoples and territories depended on preconquest organizational complexity as well as perceived economic value. To appreciate the nature of Inka investment in different parts of their empire, it is important to understand preconquest conditions. How can one perceive changes and manipulations of the identity through archaeological and ethnohistorical records? What do these changes tell us about the process of imperial integration? I consider these issues for Pachacamac, including my own investigations at this site and its vicinity during the last 10 years
Palabras clave : Inka; Pachacamac; identity; religion; empire.