Irrigation and Society in the Peruvian Desert: The Puquios of Nasca

Irrigation and Society in the Peruvian Desert: The Puquios of Nasca

By: Katharina J. Schreiber (author), Josue Lancho Rojas (author)Hardback

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Irrigation and Society: The Puquios of Nasca looks at the legendary puquios of Nasca, the underground aqueduct system built by Incans which is arguably responsible for this desert region's strange abundance of water. Authors Katharina Schreiber and Josue Lancho explore the puqios, their probable means of construction and their function in ancient society to address the larger issue of the role of large scale irrigation in the emergence of soci-political complexity.

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Katharina Schreiber is a Professor of Archeology at the University of California Santa Barbara, and a world-renowned expert on ancient Peru.Josue Lancho is the former Nasca Provincial Director of the Peruvian National Institute of Culture and the author of numerous works on Nasca. He has also served as coordinator or advisor for some 16 documentary films on the geoglyphs of Nasca.


Chapter 1 Nasca: Jewel of the Peruvian South Coast Chapter 2 The Natural Environment and Hydrology of Nasca: The Problem of the Lack of Water Chapter 3 Puquios: The Solution to the Problem Chapter 4 Puquios of the Nasca Irrigation Sector Chapter 5 Puquios of the Aja Irrigation Sector Chapter 6 Puquios of the Tierras Blancas Irrigation Sector Chapter 7 Puquios of the Taruga Irrigation Sector Chapter 8 Puquios of the Las Trancas Irrigation Sector Chapter 9 The Dating of the Puquios Chapter 10 Conclusion: The Role of the Puquios in Ancient Nasca Society

Product Details

  • publication date: 14/07/2003
  • ISBN13: 9780739106419
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9780739106419
  • weight: 426
  • ISBN10: 0739106414

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