Pukara, Puno

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This article is about the archaeological site and its associated 'Pukara culture' in the Puno Region, Peru. For other uses, see Pukara (disambiguation).
Location Peru, Puno Region
Region Andes

Pukara (Aymara and Quechua for fortress, hispanicized spellings Pucara, Pucará, also Pukará) is an archaeological site in the far southern highlands of Peru, dating mostly to the Early Intermediate Period (first centuries AD). The site has given its name to what some archaeologists refer to as a distinct 'Pukara culture'. It is located to the north-west of Lake Titicaca in the Puno Region, Lampa Province, Pucará District.[1] The site was declared a National Cultural Heritage (Patrimonio Cultural) of Peru by the National Institute of Culture.[1]


  1. ^ a b mincetur.gob.pe "Complejo arqueológico de Pukara", retrieved on January 27, 2014