Inca Food Storage
At least 2 000 warehouses called quolqa or qullqa in quechua quollqa were scattered throughout the inca empire.
Inca food storage. The inca state seems to have financed itself primarily through direct managerial command of land labor and storage systems rather than through a market exchange system 11 under the mit a system citizens were required to contribute labor to the empire and the resultant production of food textiles and other goods were stored by the state to be distributed as needed. Imagine you are traveling in the andes mountains and you come across neat rows of green grass and hollow carvings where water used to run through. Inca cuisine originated in pre columbian times within the inca civilization from the 13th to the 16th century. Farming food storage for the incas.
The food was also used to feed nearby communities in times of need. The incas had few large animals for domestication and lacked the comparatively abundant source of eggs milk and meat found in the old world. Through intelligent administration and agricultural techniques however the inca empire was able to feed its ever expanding population. The state storage system maintained stored food sufficient to last 3 to 7 years.
The incas had an advanced system of food preservation and storage. In such cases the inca talent for food storage came into its own.