Ancient South America / Edition 1

Ancient South America / Edition 1

by Karen Olsen Bruhns
     
 

Ancient South America is an accessible, illustrated account of ten millennia of cultural development and diversity upon this great continent.See more details below

Overview

Ancient South America is an accessible, illustrated account of ten millennia of cultural development and diversity upon this great continent.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521277617
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1994
Series:
World Archaeology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.81(w) x 9.65(h) x 0.89(d)

Table of Contents

1. Still a new world; 2. A matter of time; 3. The physical setting; 4. The first peoples: 12,000–6000 BC; 5. Settling down: 6000–3500 BC; 6. The problem of maize; 7. Cultural intensifications in the Andes: 3500–2000 BC; 8. Ceramics: their origins and technology; 9. The first civilizations: 2000–200 BC; 10. Textiles: the high art of South America; 11. Metallurgy; 12. Regional diversification and development: 200 BC–AD 600; 13. Iconographic studies; 14. Militaristic and religious movements in the Andes: AD 500–900; 15. Transport and trade; 16. Kingdoms, chiefdoms and empires: AD 900–1438; 17. The sixteenth century; 18. Intercontinental movements before Columbus; 19. The future of a continent; Appendices.

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