- Title Pages
Chapter 1Ancient Collasuyu
Chapter 2The Evolution of Political Economies
Chapter 3The Geography and Paleoecology of the Titicaca Basin
Chapter 4The Ethnography and Ethnohistory of the Titicaca Basin
Chapter 5The History of Archaeological Research in the Titicaca Basin
Chapter 6The Origins and Elaboration of Rank in the Early and Middle Formative Periods
Chapter 7the Rise of Competitive Peer Polities in the Upper Formative Period
Chapter 8The First State of Tiwanaku
Chapter 9The Rise of Complex Agro-Pastoral Societies in the Altiplano Period
Chapter 10Conquest from Outside
Chapter 11The Evolution of Complex Society in the Titicaca Basin
- Appendix Selected Terms from the 1612 Aymara Dictionary of Ludovico Bertonio
- References Cited
- (p.1) Chapter 1 Ancient Collasuyu
- Ancient Titicaca
- University of California Press
This chapter describes the ancient Collasuyu, one of the oldest provinces of the Inca state, and probably the richest. Vast expanses of the Collasuyu grasslands supported millions of llamas and alpacas. It was also a rich agricultural area and silver can be mined in the highlands. Collasuyu was later converted into the sprawling and productive province of Tawantinsuyu, the original name of the Inca empire and by 1532 the region had been carved up into a series of provinces.
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