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Ayllu was a
combination of political, economical, and social basics of Andean social
organization. Ayllu comes from the quchua “Aylluni”, which means relative,
family, or lineage and in its broader meaning it means extensive family. An
Ayllu was integrated by many families related by blood, ancestral, territorial,
religious, and labor links. Ayllu was formed of community organization that
recognize common ancestry and it was united by diverse bonds like kinship and
cooperation, among others, as well as sharing the same authority. Given these
points, the significance of Ayllu changed the perspective of many archaeologist
regarding Nasca and Moche. Being that these were kin-base farming communities,
some experts are discrete on the manifestation of urbanism and bureaucracy in
Nasca and Moche.

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