Inca cosmology can be traced back to the Chavín de Huantar [@j.mckimmalville2010]. The presence of huacas can be traced back to that period. They share some common features through millennia. Importantly, the combination of the three worlds of the andean cosmos .
Every known instance of Inca astronomy appears to be associated with huacas and a form of public or private ceremony[@j.mckimmalville2010]. Many buildings are aligned with the sun. For example in Machu Picchu, Torreón: June-solstice, Templo del Cóndor: anti-zenith sunrise, Intimachay: December solstice.
The Huaca of Chankillo may be marking the solar path through a year. The 13 towers are aligned according to the position of sunrises/sunsets along the year.
- Had astronomy a higher role in the Inca society?
- Dow we need a new ontology to understand Inca Cosmology ?