The mountain and the stone: Reconstructing meaning in material choice at Maucallacta, Peru

dc.creatorEarle, Julia Elizabeth
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-14T15:12:53Z
dc.date.available2017-11-14T15:12:53Z
dc.date.issued2017-11-03
dc.descriptionIn collaboration with the University of Warsaw’s Apu Coropuna Project and with the support of the National Geographic Society, I conducted a survey within a 30-kilometer radius of the site of Maucallacta, an administrative center established by the Inca Empire to maintain control over the surrounding area. The objective of this survey was to locate the sources of the stone used to build the structures at Maucallacta. My collaborator and I discovered that the site of Maucallacta is built upon a rough andesitic formation, with pink ignimbrite outcrops located above the site farther up the formation. However, the majority of the structures are built of a staggering assortment of stone – 29 variations in total – the vast majority of which is not found in the site’s immediate surroundings. This poster will describe the preliminary results of the survey and interpretations of significance of architectural material choices at Maucallacta.en_US
dc.description.departmentAnthropologyen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipCovey, R. Alan
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T2ST7FC9S
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/62601
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofStudent Worksen_US
dc.rights.restrictionOpenen_US
dc.subjectAndean archaeologyen_US
dc.subjectInca Empireen_US
dc.subjectconstruction techniquesen_US
dc.subjectquarryingen_US
dc.subjectlandscape archaeologyen_US
dc.subjectgeoarchaeologyen_US
dc.subjectgeochemical analysisen_US
dc.titleThe mountain and the stone: Reconstructing meaning in material choice at Maucallacta, Peruen_US
dc.typePosteren_US

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