Sighting the apu: a GIS analysis of Wari imperialism and the worship of mountain peaks

@article{Williams2006SightingTA,
  title={Sighting the apu: a GIS analysis of Wari imperialism and the worship of mountain peaks},
  author={P. R. Williams and D. Nash},
  journal={World Archaeology},
  year={2006},
  volume={38},
  pages={455 - 468}
}
  • P. R. Williams, D. Nash
  • Published 2006
  • History
  • World Archaeology
  • Abstract In the Andes, prominent mountains are revered as earthly spirits that protect, but may also punish, their human constituents. These apu were often linked to distant ancestors and are considered the most important local deities. During the phase of the earliest highland Andean expansive states (ad 600–1000), the Wari and Tiwanaku utilized mountain worship as a means of establishing hegemony over local peoples who considered these mountains as places of ancestral origins. By usurping the… CONTINUE READING
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