- Category: Methods and Processes for establishing Indigenous Biocultural Territories (IBCT) as Agrobiodiversity Conservation Areas
- Published on Thursday, 05 May 2011 04:34
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This drawing of Andean biocultural complex system was created by the Indian chronicler Juan Santa Cruz Pachacuti Yanqui Salccamaygua (1613) from a drawing of Incan cosmogony that was located on the main altar of the Coricancha (Golden Enclosure), the most important Monument of the Incas in Cuzco. In its images this rich picture reveal the most important interconnected wholes of the Andean biocultural system developed through historical recursive processes of co-evolution between Andean socio-cultural system and the mountain ecosystems they inhabit. These concepts continue to guide the life of Quechua and Aymara aboriginal South American civilizations.