Ancient South America is an accessible, illustrated account of ten millennia of cultural development and diversity upon this great continent.
Table of Contents1. 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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