Altars and Altitude: The ushnu and the puna during the Late Horizon

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Altars and Altitude: The ushnu and the puna during the Late Horizon

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Title: Altars and Altitude: The ushnu and the puna during the Late Horizon
Author: Ramon, Joffre G.U.
Start Page: 165
End Page: 176
Pages: 12
Publisher: Archetype
Issue Date: 2014-06-19
Keywords: Andes, Archaeology, Inca architecture, ushnu
Abstract: It is common knowledge that in the Andes ecological zones are linked to subsistence activities. Decades ago, working with non-portable sacred monoliths ( Pierre Duviols (1979: 23–6) proposed their variability according to their location, opening a path for material culture studies. Following this approach, here I go a step further, relating ecological zones with pantheons, and finally show that when exploring pre-colonial sacred sites we must incorporate apparently mundane dimensions, which are all too often overlooked.huancas),ushnus, conceived as altars. In general, I aim to1 To start, I will present my methodological considerations and the main lines of discussion surrounding theushnu (also spelled:husno, husnu, osno, osño, ozño, usno, usnu, uzno, vsnu) in relation to the puna
Editor(s): Frank, Meddens
Katie, Willis
Colin, McEwan
Nicholas, Branch
Uri: http://www.archetype.co.uk/publication-details.php?id=195
urn:isbn:9781909492059
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/29849
 

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