HISTORICAL AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL APPROACHES TO THE INKA OCCUPATION AND PREHISPANIC ROADS OF LEVANTO (AMAZONAS, PERU)
APROXIMACIONES HISTÓRICAS Y ARQUEOLÓGICAS A LA OCUPACIÓN INKA Y LOS CAMINOS PREHISPÁNICOS DE LEVANTO (AMAZONAS, PERÚ)
Carlos E. Campos Napán
Although the Inka occupation in the Chachapoyas region has been studied by several specialists, the archaeological studies have focused on the imposing site of Kuélap in Luya, the Cochabamba site in Chuquibamba, and the Laguna de Los Cóndores on the border of the departments of Amazonas and San Martin. However, they have not dealt comprehensively with the Inka occupation and the road system of the Levanto district, with its plentiful archaeological evidence. This essay aims to characterize Levanto, an ancient pre-Hispanic center, which played an important role during the Inka period. The study is supported by reviewed ethnohistorical documentation, some unpublished reports, and our archaeological expeditions.