Estudios Latinoamericanos vol. 20 (2000)



Algunos aspectos de la economía en Morelos, México, en siglo XVI
Barbara Konieczna

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The article is a short discussion of what is known about social hierarchy in 16th century indigenous Mexican polities. It discusses what was mentioned in the Spanish accounts and also utilizes archaeological evidence to portray the Mexican elites.

Short description written by Michał Gilewski


Investigaciones arqueológicas en la piramide n'III de Pachacamac, costa central del Perú
Peter Eeckhout

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The article describes the results of archaeological investigations conducted at pyramid no. 3 at the Pachacamac archaeological site. The aim of the excavations was to study the chronology of this structure and to understand its function. The report summarizes the results of excavations and shows illustrations presenting the archaeological finds.

Short description written by Michał Gilewski


Cronología y Cultura en el Formativo Centroandino
Henning Bischof

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The article rethinks the problem of the chronology of early Central-Andean cultures. The period after around 1500 b.c.e. when the complex societies emerged in the Andean region, was designated as Formative. Bischof's article revises this old periodization for the Central Andean region thanks to new evidence about developments in the pre-ceramic periods.

Short description written by Michał Gilewski


El Imperio Inca en el recuerdo de la nobleza provincial en los últimos años de los siglos XVI y comienzos del XVII
Amnon Nir

Amon Nir's article is an ethno-historic study on how the non-Inca provincial elites of the Inca empire perceived the Inca central government. The study is based on three sources, namely the following post-conquest manuscripts: 'Ritos y Tradiciones de Huarochiris' (Anonymous), 'Relacion de Antiguedades deste Reyno del Piru' (authored by Joan de Santa Cruz Pacha Cuti) and Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala's 'Nueva Corónica y Buen Gobierno'. His study analyses both the events related in those texts and the language used to describe the Inca central authorities. His study suggests that among non-Inca elites of Huarochiri and Canchis there was acceptance for Inca central government as the legitimate administration.


Tocando los números. Las antaras nasquenses desde una perspectiva acústica
Anna Gruszczyńska-Ziółkowska

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The article describes the results of experiments conducted with the artifacts, musical instruments, found in the Cahuachi archaeological site. At the site a cache was found containing 24 excellently preserved instruments. The excellent preservation allowed the authors to experimentally use them. The sounds made by the ancient instruments were recorded. The article discusses the computer-based analysis of the acoustic characteristic of sounds emitted by those instruments.

Short description written by Michal Gilewski


Toma de decisiones laborales en la corte cuzqueña de los siglos XV y principios del XVI, según las tradiciones orales apuntadas por Juan de Betanzos
Gabriela Sternfeld

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Sternfeld's article discusses available information on Inca labor management. Using the chronicle of Juan Betanzos, Sternfeld collected and analyzed 57 examples of various activities that involve elite management, such as military campaigns, creation of economic infrastructure, tribute collection, organization of religious ceremonies and ceremonies of succession. The results of the analysis of the above-mentioned allowed her to propose a complex, 15-step based model of thedecisive aspects of Inca administration and labor management.