Title

Military Technology in the Andes

Document Type

Article

Document Subtype

Encyclopedia Article

Publication Date

12-2014

Publication Source

Encyclopaedia of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in Non-Western Cultures

Inclusive pages

1-4

DOI

10.1007/978-94-007-3934-5_9970-1

Publisher

Springer Netherlands

Edition/Version

Living Reference Work Continuously updated edition

ISBN/ISSN

978-94-007-3934-5

Abstract

Much of our knowledge of military technology in the Andes comes from historical accounts of Inka warriors and battles. Though archaeological attention to military life, and more broadly warfare, in the Andes has been sporadic over the last century, fieldwork in the last decade has contributed important information on the strategies of fortification, weaponry, and the changes in these things through time. In this entry focus is paid to developments in the Central and South Central Andes ...

Disciplines

Anthropology | Archaeological Anthropology

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