ANTH 326 - 12-5-07 - ANTH 326 12/5/07 Incas used strategy...

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ANTH 326 12/5/07 Incas used strategy to become so powerful Had to apply the ‘stick’ in Canete o Join us or be conquered o Canete people did not submit o Had to be conquered by force o Incas made a large administrative center Chincha o Large administrative site – La Centinela Incas didn’t want to fight – too expensive Gave inducements to other chiefdoms o Marriage alliance – would give other chiefdoms a wife if they accepted the Sun o Lady Curaca Wife – they are the wives of the curaca in charge of 5000 taxpayers These are the kind of women who are being redistributed by the Incas Exchanged wives; similar to European head Women played significant role in Inca empire o Had power The administrative challenge faced by the Incas: o A landscape of dense ethnic diversity o Solution: brilliant political organization: the decimal system! Adult men and women were taxpayers Adminstrative officers (decimal system) o APO – four lords for each fo the four quarters – not hereditary; chosen from
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ANTH 326 taught by Professor Helainesilverman during the Fall '07 term at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

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