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A Prehistory of South America: Ancient Cultural Diversity on by Jerry D. Moore

By Jerry D. Moore

A Prehistory of South America is an summary of the traditional and ancient local cultures of the full continent of South the USA in line with the newest archaeological investigations. This accessible, sincerely written textual content is designed to interact undergraduate and starting graduate scholars in anthropology.

 

For greater than 12,000 years, South American cultures ranged from cellular hunters and gatherers to rulers and citizens of big towns. within the method, local South American societies made developments in agriculture and monetary structures and created nice works of art—in pottery, textiles, helpful metals, and stone—that nonetheless awe the trendy eye. equipped in large chronological sessions, A Prehistory of South America explores those assorted human achievements, emphasizing the numerous variations of peoples from a continent-wide standpoint. Moore examines the archaeologies of societies throughout South the US, 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 complete colour and compatible for an informed basic reader drawn to the Precolumbian peoples of South the United States, A Prehistory of South America is a protracted past due addition to the literature on South American archaeology. 

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