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Boletín del Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino

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MUNOZ, Iván. THE QHAPAQ ÑAN IN THE ARICA HIGHLANDS: THE SPINE OF LATE PRE-HISPANIC SETTLEMENT. Bol. Mus. Chil. Arte Precolomb. [online]. 2017, vol.22, n.2, pp.115-132. ISSN 0718-6894.

In the Altos de Arica, the pre-Andean, north to south route, is known as the Inca trail. Several authors have described sections of this road. However, its notability lies in its antiquity, prior to the Tawantinsuyo. The present study discusses the importance of the Inca trail in the pre-Andean areas of Arica, emphasizing the importance of the landscape in the context of the road system and its relation with other routes that crossed the desert and with settlements associated to this road network.

Keywords : prehispanic settlement; road network; Inca Trail; pre-Andean; cultural interactions.

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