|Budget Amount *help
¥3,900,000 (Direct Cost: ¥3,900,000)
Fiscal Year 2002: ¥1,900,000 (Direct Cost: ¥1,900,000)
Fiscal Year 2001: ¥2,000,000 (Direct Cost: ¥2,000,000)
In this study we have analyzed the archaeological materials excavated at the Mirador de Mullupungo, the Inca administrative center, which is located on the southern highland of Ecuador. And we also realized the archaeological exploration at the area around the Mullupungo, especially in the western slope of the Andes. The principal object of this study is to observe the relationship between Tomebamba, the second capital of the states, and the coast of Ecuador where is possible to get the mullu (Spondylus shell) used in the religious ceremony of all the Andean natives.
Through the analysis of the archaeological materials from the Mullupungo site, it was verified following points; the site was abandoned under the construction; in the excavated materials it is included over 300 instruments for the construction works; some materials need for living subsistence like cooking pot were distributed to the construction workers (mitayo) by the Inca states.
It was gotten a noteworthy result especially the conducting of the archaeological explorations. It was found many important incaic sites in the western slope of the Andes (3200-1800m above the sea); the new Inca administrative center, at least three Inca roads toward to the coast, Bano del Inca and canals, agricultural field of Inca state, and more than five thousand pits which have the characteristics of the tombs. Through these fruits it was made sure that the Inca states would possibly relate or contact to the Ecuadorian coast directly.