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A Prehistory of South America: Ancient Cultural Diversity on the Least Known Continent

Author(s): Jerry Moore

Year: 2014

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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. This accessible, clearly written text is designed to engage undergraduate and beginning graduate students in anthropology.

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 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 on South American archaeology.

This resource is a sample of "A Prehistory of South America: Ancient Cultural Diversity on the Least Known Continent." Included is the title page, table of contents and first chapter. The publication in its entirety (560 pages) is available through the University Press of Colorado.


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A Prehistory of South America: Ancient Cultural Diversity on the Least Known Continent. Jerry Moore. 5589 Arapahoe Avenue, Suite 206C Boulder, Colorado 80303: University Press of Colorado. 2014 ( tDAR id: 399126) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8N0183X


URL: http://www.upcolorado.com/university-press-of-colorado/item/2036-a-prehistory...


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min long: -118.125; min lat: -58.814 ; max long: -26.367; max lat: 24.527 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Beth Svinarich

Contributor(s): Jerry Moore

Sponsor(s): University Press of Colorado

Permitting Agency(s): University Press of Colorado

Repository(s): University Press of Colorado


Notes

General Note: This resource is a sample of "A Prehistory of South America: Ancient Cultural Diversity on the Least Known Continent." Included is the title page, table of contents and first chapter. The publication in its entirety (560 pages) is available through the University Press of Colorado.


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