Article ID: CBB589675006

Archaeoastronomy on Inca Sites in the Argentine Northwest (2016)

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In this paper, we present results of astronomical and landscape analysis at four Inca sites located in the Nevados de Cachi area, North Calchaquí Valley, Salta Province, Argentina. Selection criteria took into consideration the existence of certain traits of paramount importance amongst Inca architecture, such as ushnu platforms, gnomons and a particularly interesting petroglyph located in a high-altitude sanctuary. Results show that the location and spatial layout of certain Inca settlements, as well as certain structures within, were designed and located based on astronomical observation patterns centred on solstices, equinoxes and lunar standstills.

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Authors & Contributors
Iwaniszewski, Stanislaw
Aldana, Gerardo Villalobos
Gullberg, Steven
Galindo Trejo, Jesús
Aylesworth, Grant R.
Mendez, Alonso
Journals
Archaeoastronomy: The Journal of Astronomy in Culture
Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry
Journal of Skyscape Archaeology
Archeoastronomy (Supplement to Journal for the History of Astronomy)
Journal for the History of Astronomy
Publishers
Cambridge University Press
Concepts
Mayan civilization
Archaeoastronomy
Aztecs
Incas
Amerindians
Calendars
Time Periods
Precolumbian period (America)
Ancient
9th century
8th century
Prehistory
15th century
Places
Central America
Mexico
Mesoamerica
Mexico City (Mexico)
Belize
Machu Picchu
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