Irrigation and society in the Peruvian desert : the puquios of Nasca
- Katharina Schreiber and Josué Lancho Rojas.
- Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, c2003.
- Physical description
- xix, 172 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 159-166) and index.
- Nasca - jewel of the Peruvian South coast-- the natural environment and hydrology of Nasca - the problem of the lack of water-- Puquios - the solution to the problem-- puquios of the Nasca irrigation sector-- puquios of the Aja irrigation sector-- puquios of the Tierras Blancas irrigation sector-- puquios of the Taruga irrigation sector-- puquios of the Las Trancas irrigation sector-- the dating of the puquios-- conclusion - the role of the puquios in ancient Nasca society.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
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 Josu- 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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780739106419 20160528
- Publication date
- 0739106414 (cloth : alk. paper)
- 9780739106419 (cloth : alk. paper)
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