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, Leonardo Alcayhuaman, Universidad Ricardo Palma, Perú, speaks on “Inka Construction: Geometric Characteristics of the Inka Road.”
Leonardo Alcayhuaman holds a PhD in engineering from National University Federico Villarreal, Lima, Perú. He served as Academic Vice Rector at Ricardo Palma University, Lima, Perú (2011-2015), where he was also former Elected Dean of the Faculty of Engineering (2002-2010). Alcayhuaman was president of the Latin American and Caribbean Association of Engineering Schools (2011-2012), and is president and founder of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Region Perú. Professor in the Civil Engineering Program at Ricardo Palma University, his research has focused on the engineering of the Inka Empire.
The symposium was recorded at the Rasmuson Theater of the National Museum of the American Indian on June 25-26, 2015.