ACADEMICALLY NEGLECTED, THE INCAS WERE PRODIGY AGRONOMISTS

Dr Jacques COULARDEAU
18 min readFeb 5, 2024

GORDON F. McEWAN — THE INCAS, NEW PERSPECTIVES — 2006

This book is crucial for the researchers who want to understand anything about the Incas, but also more widely on the Andean kingdoms and empires that prospered there up to the arrival of the Spaniards who brought European diseases that killed at the very least 50% of the population, the same way as in the rest of the Americas, and genocidally got rid of all those, males or females or children, who tried to resist. In the same way, they probably also destroyed a lot of cultural artifacts seen as satanic. But I am not going to enter this topic per se.

The Spaniards are the ONLY source of knowledge we have about the Inca society before the colonization, and since they are supposed to be good Catholic Christians, they have to justify their ethnic cleansing. The only argument is the one used by them, all over the Americas. The native population was barbaric, and they had to prove it, not with hard evidence, but with their own testimonies, which was a very biased approach to historical justice. They, in other words, justified their crimes by declaring the Incas were barbarians who had to be gotten rid of. The present book is not going to go the way I am going to go, but it is honest and gives the various testimonies, or tall tales, about the Incas without questioning the facts and figures. I will consider the case of animal and human sacrifices in the Inca empire.

But before entering this topic, it is important to say that archaeology is extremely late on what is required to be looked for and to be examined. The Incas, and other Andean people before them (how far before them, we do not know), have not been explored and excavated by archaeologists: it sounds like, “One Day, there were the Wari and Tiwanaku empires, but what about before?” Two estimations of the depth of the past are given: 5,000 years of Andean civilization, page 51, and 12,000 years of Andean civilization, page 52. But where did they come from? The question is not even alluded to. That leaves the door open to the delirious hypotheses of Lemuria or Mu and…

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Dr Jacques COULARDEAU

Dr Jacques COULARDEAU, PhD in Germanic Linguistics (University Lille III) and ESP Teaching (University Bordeaux II) has been teaching all types of ESP