Evidence of a large “prehistorical” earthquake during Inca times? New insights from an indigenous chronicle (Cusco, Peru)

@article{Combey2020EvidenceOA,
  title={Evidence of a large “prehistorical” earthquake during Inca times? New insights from an indigenous chronicle (Cusco, Peru)},
  author={Andy Combey and L. Audin and C. Benavente and Th{\'e}r{\`e}se Bouysse-Cassagne and L{\'e}o Marconato and Lorena Rosell},
  journal={Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports},
  year={2020},
  volume={34},
  pages={102659}
}
  • Andy Combey, L. Audin, +3 authors Lorena Rosell
  • Published 2020
  • History
  • Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports
  • Abstract A colonial chronicle written by the indigenous Peruvian author Pachacuti Yamqui Salcamaygua ([1613?]) relates a legend of the sudden appearance of a huge animal – kilometres in length and approximately 4 m in width – and described as the Andean snake-like deity amaru. Pachacuti Yamqui alleged that this fantastic event occurred on the day that the sovereign Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui’s eldest son was born around 1440 CE, and was named “Amaru”. We suggest that the underlying event was an… CONTINUE READING

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