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Estudios atacameños

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BERENGUER R, José; CACERES R, Iván; SANHUEZA T, Cecilia  e  HERNANDEZ V, Pedro. El Qhapaqñan en el Alto Loa, norte de Chile: Un estudio micro y macromorfológico. Estud. atacam. [online]. 2005, n.29, pp.7-39. ISSN 0718-1043.

This paper gives the results of a 125 km-long full-coverage survey of the Inca road, carried out on foot in the Upper Loa river basin, between the locations of Miño, to the north, and Lasana, to the south (21°39' -22°20' Lat. S). We describe: 1) the building characteristics and course of the road in relation to the topography and nature of the terrain it goes across; 2) the road markers and sites with enclosures they are associated to; 3) relationships with evidences of earlier, contemporary and later roads; and 4) the relationships with rock art sites. We discuss these results in connection with questions about the regional prehistory, and we critically evaluate the notion that the Upper Loa's Inca road is a segment of the so-called "Royal Road of the Coast".

Palavras-chave : Inca road; Atacama Desert ; surface survey ; road network.

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