Constructive typologies on prehispanic stone walls in the region of Puno, Peru

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Today, a large part of the historical stone structures belongs to the cultural heritage of each country. Then, it is important to maintain and preserve these constructions over time. These structures can be very simple or extremely complex depending on their way of construction. In Peru, most of these constructions do not have the same standard typology due to the great historical and cultural diversity. In this research, a detailed evaluation of the typologies of six prehispanic stone walls in the region of Puno is done. In each archaeological site, the stone-walls are analyzed according to their main function, their global shape, their number of leaves, their internal filling and if they have mortar or not, and the rocks according to their size, condition and other characteristics. As a result, a database of the typical construction typologies of the prehispanic period in the Puno region is presented. The purpose of this taxonomy is to describe and classify prehispanic walls in a uniform manner as a key step towards assessing their structural behavior. © 2022, University of Cantabria - Building Technology R&D Group. All rights reserved.
Original languageSpanish
Title of host publicationREHABEND 2022
Number of pages10
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2023

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