This special symposium celebrates the opening of the National Museum of the American Indian’s landmark exhibition, The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire, with a fascinating look at the material, political, economic, and religious structures that integrated more than one hundred Native nations and millions of people in the powerful Andean Empire known as the Tawantinsuyu. In this segment, Edmundo de la Vega, Universidad Nacional del Altiplano, Perú, speaks on “The Inka Road from Titicaca Basin to Contisuyu.”
Edmundo de la Vega is an archaeologist from Universidad Católica Santa María de Arequipa, in Perú. He has participated in various archaeological research projects in Arequipa, Cusco, Moquegua, and Puno. His research interests have focused mainly on the late and intermediate periods of the Bolivian site Tiwanaku. He has authored and coauthored several publications in Perú, the United States, and South Korea. He currently teaches at the Professional School of Anthropology at the National University of the Altiplano, Puno, Perú.
The symposium was recorded at the Rasmuson Theater of the National Museum of the American Indian on June 25-26, 2015.