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Author Bauer, Brian S.

Title Ritual and pilgrimage in the ancient Andes : the islands of the sun and the moon / Brian S. Bauer and Charles Stanish.

Published Austin : University of Texas Press, 2001.

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 UniM Bail  985.36 BAUE    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description xiii, 314 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-301) and index.
Contents 1. Inca Shrine Worship in the Andes 1 -- End of Empire 3 -- Great Sanctuaries of the Empire 8 -- Imperial Cults of the Sun and the Moon 14 -- Pilgrimage Centers and the State: A Theoretical Perspective 17 -- 2. Lake Titicaca Basin and Its Prehistory 23 -- Lake Titicaca Basin 23 -- An Overview of the Lake Titicaca Basin Prehistory 33 -- 3. Inca and Early Colonial Activities in the Lake Titicaca Basin 47 -- Ramos Gavilan (1621) and Cobo (1653) 47 -- Lake Titicaca and the Origins of the Inca 48 -- Inca Conquest of the Lake Titicaca Basin 51 -- Early Colonial History of the Island of the Sun 55 -- 4. Islands of the Sun and the Moon Today: Geography, People, and Research 64 -- Geography and People of the Islands 64 -- Research on the Islands of the Sun and the Moon 78 -- 5. Island of the Moon 98 -- Colonial References to the Island of the Moon 98 -- Early Colonial History of the Island of the Moon 102 -- Site of Inak Uyu 104 -- Archaeological Survey of the Island of the Moon 125 -- 6. Pre-Inca Occupations on the Island of the Sun 132 -- Excavations at Pre-Inca Sites 132 -- Early Prehistory of the Island of the Sun (2000 BC-AD 400) 138 -- Tiwanaku Occupation (AD 400-1100) 147 -- Altiplano Period Settlements (AD 1100-1400) 154 -- 7. Island of the Sun under Inca Rule 158 -- Incas on the Island of the Sun 158 -- Research at the Sites of Pilco Kayma and Kasapata 163 -- Archaeological Research in the Sanctuary Area 179 -- Astronomical Research on the Island of the Sun and the Copacabana Peninsula 207 -- 8. Pilgrim's Progress: An Archaeological and Historical Perspective 213 -- Arriving at Copacabana 214 -- Journey from Copacabana to the Sanctuary of the Sun 216 -- Entrance to the Sanctuary Area 224 -- Sanctuary Area 230 -- Island of the Moon and the Return Home 231 -- When Did the Visits Occur and What Was Offered? 232 -- Who Maintained the Shrines on the Islands of the Sun and the Moon? 236 -- 9. Pilgrimage and Ritual in the Ancient Andes 241 -- Shrine Worship and Regional Control for the Inca Empire 244 -- Ideology and Polity 244 -- Appendix. Radiocarbon Dates from the Islands of the Sun and the Moon 251.
Summary The Islands of the Sun and the Moon in Bolivia's Lake Titicaca were two of the most sacred locations in the Inca empire. A pan-Andean belief held that they marked the origin place of the Sun and the Moon, and pilgrims from across the Inca realm made ritual journeys to the sacred shrines there. In this book, Brian Bauer and Charles Stanish explore the extent to which this use of the islands as a pilgrimage center during Inca times was founded on and developed from earlier religious traditions of the Lake Titicaca region.
Drawing on a systematic archaeological survey and test excavations in the islands, as well as data from historical texts and ethnography, the authors document a succession of complex polities in the islands from 2000 BC to the time of European contact in the 1530s AD. They uncover significant evidence of pre-Inca ritual use of the islands, which raises the compelling possibility that the religious significance of the islands is of great antiquity. The authors also use these data to address broader anthropological questions on the role of pilgrimage centers in the development of premodern states.
Other author Stanish, Charles, 1956-
Subject Incas -- Titicaca, Lake, Region (Peru and Bolivia) -- Religion.
Inca mythology -- Titicaca, Lake, Region (Peru and Bolivia)
Incas -- Titicaca, Lake, Region (Peru and Bolivia) -- Rites and ceremonies.
Pilgrims and pilgrimages -- Titicaca, Lake (Peru and Bolivia)
Shrines -- Titicaca, Lake, Region (Peru and Bolivia) -- History.
Titicaca, Lake, Region (Peru and Bolivia) -- Antiquities.
ISBN 0292708890 (alk. paper)
0292708904 (paperback: alk. paper)