A prehistory of South America : ancient cultural diversity on the least known continent /

"A Prehistory of South America is an overview of the ancient and historic native cultures of the entire continent of South America based on the most recent archaeological investigations. For more than 12,000 years, South American cultures ranged from mobile hunters and gatherers to rulers and r...

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Main Author: Moore, Jerry D.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Boulder : University Press of Colorado, 2014.
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Summary:"A Prehistory of South America is an overview of the ancient and historic native cultures of the entire continent of South America based on the most recent archaeological investigations. For more than 12,000 years, South American cultures ranged from mobile hunters and gatherers to rulers and residents of colossal cities. In the process, native South American societies made advancements in agriculture and economic systems and created great works of art-in pottery, textiles, precious metals and stone-that still awe the modern eye. Organized in broad chronological periods, A Prehistory of South America explores these diverse human achievements, emphasizing the many adaptations of peoples from a continent-wide perspective. Moore examines the archaeologies of societies across South America, from the arid deserts of the Pacific coast and the frigid Andean highlands to the humid lowlands of the Amazon Basin and the fjords of Patagonia and beyond. Illustrated in full color, accessible to undergraduate and beginning graduate students, and suitable for an educated general reader interested in the Precolumbian peoples of South America, A Prehistory of South America is a long-overdue addition to the literature"--
Physical Description:1 online resource.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN:9781607323334
1607323338