Ushnupata

 

Project team

  • Nick Branch, Senior Lecturer in Palaeoecology, School of Human and Environmental Sciences, University of Reading (01/01/2007 - 26/02/2010) 
  • Francisco Ferreira, PhD student, Department of Geography, Royal Holloway
    University of London (01/01/2007 - 01/01/2010)
  • Millena Frouin, Post doctoral research assistant, Department of Geography,
    Royal Holloway University of London (19/03/2007 - 28/02/2009)
  • Rob Kemp, Professor, Physical Geography, Department of Geography,
    Royal Holloway University of London (01/01/2007 - 26/02/2010)
  • Colin McEwan, Head of the Americas section and curator of Latin American collections, Department of Africa, Oceania and the Americas, British Museum, London (01/01/2007 - 26/02/2010)
  • Frank Meddens, Honorary Research Associate, Department of Geography,
    Royal Holloway University of London (01/01/2007 - 26/02/2010)
  • Gabriel Ramon, Post-doctoral research assistant, British Museum, London
    (01/04/2008 - 26/02/2010)
  • Cirilo Vivanco, Professor of Archaeology, National University of San Cristóbal of Huamanga, Peru
  • Katie Willis, Reader, Development Geography, Department of Geography,
    Royal Holloway University of London (01/01/2007 - 26/02/2010)

Partners

  • University of Reading
  • Royal Holloway University of London
  • Universidad Nacional de San Cristobal de Huamanga

Supported by

Arts and Humanities Research Council
  • Arts and Humanities Research Council

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Ushnupata is a Late Horizon Inca structure located near an ancient lakebed and comprises a single tier platform measuring 15.30m in length by 12.80m in width. It is constructed from finely fitting polygonal ashlar stonework.

Views of the remains at Ushnupata
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    1. Views of the remains at Ushnupata.

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    2. Views of the remains at Ushnupata.

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    3. Views of the remains at Ushnupata.

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    4. Views of the remains at Ushnupata.

 

Located on a low rise or hill, it separates two parts of a valley which gradually falls away to the west and opens up to lower lying agricultural fields and terrace systems.

The community cemetery is located on a level area below the site slightly to the north-west.

Research focus at Ushnupata