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International Archaeological Reports since 1974

The Inkas: Last Stage of Stone Masonry Development in the Andes

£25.00
Author:
Francesco Menotti
Publication Year:
1998
Language:
English
Paperback:
107pp. Includes black and white photos and line-drawings.
ISBN 10:
0860549259
ISBN:
9780860549253
BAR number:
S735
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BOOK DESCRIPTION
This book examines Inka stone masonry, a major hallmark of their culture, as a whole, from stone block extraction to drressing techniques, tool use and stone block transport. The Inkas' five most exploited quarries within the Cuzco region are examined with a special emphasis on the Llama Pit of Rumiqolqa Quarry. The main styles of wall construction are categorised and their application to different kinds of Inka buildings are examined. The implications of apparently earthquake-proof Inka walls are explored. Accompanied by a CD with 100 colour photographs of stone and walling detail with more general views of Inka sites.