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Pyramids of Tucume: The Quest for Peru's Forgotten City
     

Pyramids of Tucume: The Quest for Peru's Forgotten City

by Thor Heyerdahl, Daniel H. Sandweiss, Alfredo Narvaez
 
Thor Heyerdahl author of Kon Tiki has returned to his original starting point ,Peru, where he learned of the colossal site of Tucume in the north of the country.

What type of civilization built the pyramids of Tucume? What discoveries lay in store for the investigator prepared to investigate so vast a city? Heyerdahl braved hardships, evil spirits and

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Thor Heyerdahl author of Kon Tiki has returned to his original starting point ,Peru, where he learned of the colossal site of Tucume in the north of the country.

What type of civilization built the pyramids of Tucume? What discoveries lay in store for the investigator prepared to investigate so vast a city? Heyerdahl braved hardships, evil spirits and bandits before he won the acceptance of the local people and, with his fellow researchers, the archaeologists Daniel Sandweiss and Alfredo Narvaez, put in place an ambitious program of excavation. Pyramids of Tucume is the first-hand account of their experiences and discoveries.

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Alice Joyce
The Peruvian site of Tucume encompasses an amazing 26 pyramids, but it went largely unrecognized until Heyerdahl's interest was ignited in 1988. The resulting archaeological activity is recorded here by Heyerdahl and his coauthors in a straightforward account of excavations undertaken by their team. One of them steps in to interpret the cultural significance of their findings; another looks at the greater implications of the architectural site, the fascinating pyramid structures, and impressive artifacts uncovered. The most exciting discoveries are linked to Heyerdahl's inquiry regarding possible ocean travel and boatbuilding by early inhabitants of Tucume. Among the finds were stunning friezes depicting birdmen piloting reed boats amid anthropomorphic waves.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780500050767
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Publication date:
09/01/1995
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
7.37(w) x 10.36(h) x 0.95(d)

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