Many of the slopes in the Andes region of Peru have been reshaped by terracing, a technique perfected by the Inka to extend the agricultural area in this steep mountain range.
Scroll through images of Inka terracing in various ancestral and contemporary contexts in the Andes.
Read an interview with a local expert about agriculture and Inka terracing in the Andes.
Alan Alberto Loayza Carrién, Community Leader
Ollantaytambo, Cusco Region, Peru
Interviewed by staff of the Smithsonian Institution