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A Prehistory of South America free pdf "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.

About Jerry D Moore

Jerry D. Moore is professor of anthropology at California State University, Dominguez Hills. His research focuses on cultural landscapes, the archaeology of architecture, and human adaptations on the north coast of Peru and northern Baja California. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Geographic Society, the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, the Getty Research Institute, the Institute of Advanced Studies (Durham, UK), and other agencies and foundations. He is the author of "Architecture and Power in the Prehispanic Andes: The Archaeology of Public Buildings "(1996), "Cultural Landscapes in the Prehispanic Andes: Archaeologies of Place" (2005), "Visions of Culture: An Introduction to Anthropological Theories and Theorists" (2012), the 2014 SAA Book Award winner "A Prehistory of Home," twenty-five peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and sixty-seven professional papers.

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Author : Jerry D Moore
Publisher : University Press of Colorado
Data Published : 08 October 2014
ISBN : 1607323338
EAN : 9781607323334
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 553 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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