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Memoria americana

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Abstract

LOPEZ, Mariel A.; MANCINI, Clara E.  and  NACHT, Gabriela. "Castillo de senta" and the border: Continuities and discontinuities in space, time and between disciplines. Mem. am. [online]. 2011, n.19-2, pp. 149-171. ISSN 1851-3751.

In this paper we present and analyze unpublished sources from Archivo General de Indias related to the construction of a "castillo fortaleza" in the "Valle de Senta" by mid-17th century. Its location, about ten "leguas" from the town of Humahuaca, coincides with the archaeological site academically recognized as an Inka fortress. Based on this case study we examine the continuities and discontinuities in the eastern region of Quebrada de Humahuaca, through time and territory. The concept of frontier enables us to rethink the relationship between History and Archaeology, regarding the study of the early centuries of the Spanish conquest in the region under study.

Keywords : Humahuaca eastern border; Castillo de Senta; Archaeology and History; Territory.

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