Universal Journal of Agricultural Research Vol. 2(3), pp. 107 - 114
DOI: 10.13189/ujar.2014.020305
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Sundials for Urban Farming in an Early Inca City


Uwe Christian Plachetka *
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna, Austria

ABSTRACT

Information systems are essential for "response agriculture". The famous IntiWatanas, the Inca sundials were a technological detail of "response agriculture" as the development of the Inca Empire was a matter of coping with the challenges of the Medieval Climatic Anomaly in the Central Andean Highlands. Such archaic but smart techniques can be understood only when considered in their original socio-ecologic context.

KEYWORDS
Urban Farming, Inca, Sundial, Ecologic Management

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Uwe Christian Plachetka . "Sundials for Urban Farming in an Early Inca City." Universal Journal of Agricultural Research 2.3 (2014) 107 - 114. doi: 10.13189/ujar.2014.020305.