SOCIAL RELATIONS TO THE SOUTH OF COLLASUYU. A STUDY OF FUNERARY POTTERY CONTEXTS OF THE LATE PERIOD (1400-1536 AD) IN THE MAIPO-MAPOCHO BASIN
INTERACCIÓN SOCIAL AL SUR DEL COLLASUYU. ALFARERÍA FUNERARIA DEL PERIODO TARDÍO (1400-1536 DC) EN LA CUENCA MAIPO-MAPOCHO
Cristian Dávila, Constanza Cortés, Andrea Martínez, Juan Hermosilla, Nicole Fuenzalida and Daniel Pavlovic
Although there are several studies focusing on late sites in Central Chile, there is no consensus about how the interaction between local Aconcagua settlements and the Inka took place in this frontier of the Collasuyu. Through local ceramic variability, different levels of interaction have been proposed; however, there is a lack of systematic comparative studies that allow us to explore this issue. This work aims to contribute in this regard by analyzing ceramic vessels of seventeen funerary sites in the Maipo-Mapocho basin, identifying the emergence of a new local ceramic type and the presence of vessels of Inka style that seem to be locally manufactured. Throughout the basin, between the Chacabuco, Maipo and Mapocho areas, different behaviors are identified, which could account for the varied levels of interaction between the local populations and the Tawantinsuyu.
Tags: Tawantinsuyu, Aconcagua culture, cultural referent, social interaction, funerary context