Climate Variability Impact on the Water Resources of Ancient Andean Civilizationsby Kenneth R. Wright, (F.ASCE),
John A. Dracup, (F.ASCE),
Jonathan M. Kelly,
Abstract: The great ancient empires of South America used corporate irrigated agriculture with centralized control to help hold far-flung domains together. The Inca empire, larger in area than that of Alexander the Great, went a step further and constructed highly visible and architecturally attractive grain storehouses throughout the land. The storehouses provided for year-to-year carryover of foodstuff.
Subject Headings: Water resources | Climate change | Irrigation | Irrigation water | Architecture | Grain (material) | South America
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