Inka human sacrifice and mountain worship : strategies for empire unification / Thomas Besom.

In this study, the author explores the ritual practices of human sacrifice and the worship of mountains, attested in both archaeological investigations and ethnohistorical sources, as tools in the establishment and preservation of political power within the Inka empire. -- Provided by publisher.

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Main Author: Besom, Thomas, 1960-
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2013
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505 0 |a Symbols, Ideology, Ritual, and Power -- Ethnohistoric Data on Human Sacrifice and Mountain Worship -- The Archaeological Materials from Cerro Esmeralda -- Discussion of the Materials from Cerro Esmeralda -- The Archaeology of Cerro El Plomo and the Santiago Area -- Discussion of the Archaeological Materials from Cerro El Plomo and the Santiago Area -- Discussion of the Anthropomorphic Statuettes -- Conclusions -- Epilogue -- Appendix A : Results of Segmental Hair Analysis -- Appendix B : Typical Inka Vessels. 
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