Torata Alta: An Inka Administrative Center and Spanish Colonial Reduccion in Moquegua, Peru

  title={Torata Alta: An Inka Administrative Center and Spanish Colonial Reduccion in Moquegua, Peru},
  author={Prudence M. Rice},
  journal={Latin American Antiquity},
  pages={3 - 28}
  • P. Rice
  • Published 1 March 2012
  • History
  • Latin American Antiquity
Abstract The hilltop site of Torata Alta displays a gridded site plan characteristic of Inka and Spanish colonial settlement planning, and it is now evident that the site’s brief history represents both occupations. Torata Alta began as a colony established by the Inka in the agriculturally rich Torata Valley and was settled by their Altiplano allies, the Lupaqa, in the Lake Titicaca Basin. Sometime during the early 1570s, as part of Spanish colonial administrative reforms, the community became… 
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