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By Jerry D. Moore

ISBN-10: 160732332X

ISBN-13: 9781607323327

A Prehistory of South America is an summary of the traditional and historical local cultures of the total continent of South the United States in accordance with the newest archaeological investigations. This accessible, basically 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 massive towns. within the procedure, local South American societies made developments in agriculture and monetary platforms and created nice works of art—in pottery, textiles, important metals, and stone—that nonetheless awe the fashionable eye. prepared in extensive chronological classes, A Prehistory of South America explores those diversified human achievements, emphasizing the various diversifications of peoples from a continent-wide viewpoint. Moore examines the archaeologies of societies throughout South the United States, 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 appropriate for an informed basic reader drawn to the Precolumbian peoples of South the USA, A Prehistory of South America is an extended past due addition to the literature on South American archaeology. 

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