“El territorio y el patrimonio arqueológico, conceptos en construcción: caso de estudio los Yanacona de la vereda Nueva Zelanda en San Agustín (Huila)”
Sandra Paola Ruiz Velásquez
The present article discusses some definitions and cultural, social, heritage and political process through which the indigenous group know as the Yanaconas legitimate, represent, and assume their identity through territorialization processes. These processes have an intention to make claims and to conform identities allowing them to manage and held together the town members, a reason for why this transcendence of the physical territory, developing their identity through an ethnic and identity movement. In this way, the Yanaconas located in San Agustin, not only defend, appropriate and understand their territory as more than a biophysical, cultural and heritage space, but they conceive it as a political entity through which write, tell and transform their memory.
Therefore, the territory for the Yanacona si transform into a goal and a tool through which not only they are built and rethinking as a community, but through which they strengthen their identity through practices and power relations, within of which its conflicts and interests stand out with the archaeological park of San Agustin.