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Inca architecture and construction at Ollantaytambo

Author: Jean-Pierre Protzen; Robert Batson
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This architectural study attempts to explain how the Incas, who did not have iron tools or a knowledge of the wheel, were able to mine and transport extremely heavy stone and rock, following which  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Protzen, Jean-Pierre.
Inca architecture and construction at Ollantaytambo.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1993
(OCoLC)659403110
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jean-Pierre Protzen; Robert Batson
ISBN: 0195070690 9780195070699
OCLC Number: 24108026
Description: x, 303 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: I. The Site and Its Architecture. 1. The Archaeological Complex of Ollantaytambo. 2. The Settlement. 3. The Fortress. 4. The Callejon and Q'ellu Raqay. 5. The Storehouses. 6. The Quarries of Kachiqhata --
II. Construction Techniques. 7. Construction Materials. 8. Quarrying. 9. Transporting. 10. Cutting and Dressing. 11. Fitting, Laying, and Handling. 12. Mortared Masonry. 13. Details of Design and Construction --
III. Construction Episodes. 14. Evidence of Construction Phases. 15. Chronology --
Appendix: Storage Capacity of Qollqa at Ollantaytambo.
Responsibility: Jean-Pierre Protzen ; with original drawings by Robert Batson.
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