The Resource Ancient South America, Karen Olsen Bruhns

Ancient South America, Karen Olsen Bruhns

Label
Ancient South America
Title
Ancient South America
Statement of responsibility
Karen Olsen Bruhns
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
To outsiders ancient South America is synonymous with the Incas. Originally a small unremarkable group, the Incas, under their leader Pachacuti, conquered most of their known world within a single lifetime. But before the Incas there were some ten millennia of prehistory, centuries in which great civilizations rose flourished and, inevitably, fell. Chavin, with its fanged gods and hallucinogenic drugs; Huam, a massive militaristic state; the Manteno, who held the most valued substance of the Andes in their power; the Quimbaya, who developed the most beautiful gold work the world has ever seen - all were part of the unique history of the continent. Ancient South America provides an incisive view of this exotic continent and its remarkable past. The origins of agriculture, ceramics and metallurgy and the complexities of Andean mythology are covered clearly and non-dogmatically, as are developments in the tropical regions of the continent. The contributions of these cultures to modern civilizations are enormous yet still little appreciated
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bruhns, Karen Olsen
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F2229
LC item number
.B78 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indians of South America
  • Indiens d'Amérique
  • Antiquities
  • Indians of South America
  • Archeologie
  • Indianen
  • Historia da america (pre-colombiana)
  • Arqueologia/pre-historia (america do sul)
  • Indiens d'Amérique
  • Amerique latine
  • Geschichte
  • Indiens d'Amérique - Amérique du Sud - Antiquités
  • Geschichte
  • South America
  • Amérique du Sud
  • South America
  • Amérique latine
  • Amérique du Sud
  • Altamerika
  • Amérique du Sud - Antiquités
  • Altamerika
Label
Ancient South America, Karen Olsen Bruhns
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Still a new world -- A matter of time -- The physical setting -- The first peoples: 12,000-6000 BC -- Settling down: 6000-3500 BC -- The problem of maize -- Cultural intensifications in the Andes: 3500-2000 BC -- Ceramics: their origins and technology -- The first civilizations: 2000-200 BC -- Textiles: the high art of South America -- Metallurgy -- Regional diversification and development: 200 BC-AD 600 -- Iconographic studies -- Militaristic and religious movements in the Andes: AD 500-900 -- Transport and trade -- Kingdoms, chiefdoms and empires: AD 900-1438 -- The sixteenth century -- Intercontinental movements before Columbus -- The future of a continent -- Appendices
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 424 pages
Isbn
9780521259200
Lccn
93008264
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)28150512
Label
Ancient South America, Karen Olsen Bruhns
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Still a new world -- A matter of time -- The physical setting -- The first peoples: 12,000-6000 BC -- Settling down: 6000-3500 BC -- The problem of maize -- Cultural intensifications in the Andes: 3500-2000 BC -- Ceramics: their origins and technology -- The first civilizations: 2000-200 BC -- Textiles: the high art of South America -- Metallurgy -- Regional diversification and development: 200 BC-AD 600 -- Iconographic studies -- Militaristic and religious movements in the Andes: AD 500-900 -- Transport and trade -- Kingdoms, chiefdoms and empires: AD 900-1438 -- The sixteenth century -- Intercontinental movements before Columbus -- The future of a continent -- Appendices
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 424 pages
Isbn
9780521259200
Lccn
93008264
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)28150512

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