ANTH 326 - 11-26-07

ANTH 326 - 11-26-07 - ANTH 326 11/26/07 How do we know...

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ANTH 326 11/26/07 How do we know about the Incas? o Different from how we know about Nasca and Moche o We know about Incas through:  Archaeology Documents  (Spanish) saw the Incas with their own eyes Pizarro was the first to make accounts of seeing the Incas Eye-witness accounts and more accurate over time Wrote immediately of conquers Pedro Leon – first great general work on Peru  o More factual Garcilaso de la Vega also made accounts Relaciones Geograficas de Indias  compiled by Marcos Jimenez  de Espada Four indigenous people writing after the conquest o Were able to still understand ceremonial customs Relacion – quick story; first written down (by Spaniards or  indigenous people) Cronica – long synthetic document (by Spaniards or indigenous  people) Historia – document that attempts to tell history in a lineal way (by 
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