Lost Worlds of South America

Lost Worlds of South America

Lost Worlds of South America Buried by the centuries on soaring mountain slopes and beneath arid deserts and lush jungles of South America the remains of extraordinary majestic civilizations many unknown until recent decades ar

  • Title: Lost Worlds of South America
  • Author: Edwin Barnhart
  • ISBN: 9781598039108
  • Page: 309
  • Format: DVD
  • Buried by the centuries on soaring mountain slopes and beneath arid deserts and lush jungles of South America, the remains of extraordinary, majestic civilizations many unknown until recent decades are now coming to light and raising tantalizing questions about what else may be awaiting discovery Take an adventurous trek to these wilds of South America and the great cBuried by the centuries on soaring mountain slopes and beneath arid deserts and lush jungles of South America, the remains of extraordinary, majestic civilizations many unknown until recent decades are now coming to light and raising tantalizing questions about what else may be awaiting discovery Take an adventurous trek to these wilds of South America and the great civilizations of the ancients In 24 eye opening lectures, you ll take an in depth look at the emerging finds and archaeological knowledge of than 12 seminal civilizations, giving you rich insight into the creative vision and monumental achievements of these wellsprings of human life The ancient South Americans show us striking models of how societies can function and organize themselves The technologies and social structures seen here were wholly invented, using no preexisting models, as these dynamic peoples struggled to tame their environment and carve out societies and empires Recently unearthed marvels include elaborately prepared and adorned mummies that predate Egypt s by 2000 years imposing palaces, solar observatories, and dramatically decorated pyramids stunning art objects in gold, turquoise, lapis lazuli, and ceramic and evidence of huge urban civilizations in the In their amazing sophistication and scale, the sites reveal some of the most remarkable ancient artifacts found anywhere in the world The breathtaking valleys, mountains, and deserts you will study in this course reveal wonders that rival anything we know of the ancient world Travel with us to a lost and splendorous past a fountainhead of civilization that speaks unforgettably of human striving, vision, and the indomitable will to endure.

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    I read this book prior to a trip to South America and it most definitely heightened my experience by providing me with a much broader background knowledge of the cultures of the continent. It also provided me with a much stronger knowledge of the sophistication and extent of the many civilizations that thrived in South America for thousands of years. Having a background in the ancient languages and cultures of both the ancient Near East and South Asia, and having some experience with Egyptology, [...]

    One of the best I've found of "The Great Courses." Lecturer is clear and compelling, providing a wealth of information and relevant theories relating to the civilizations of pre-Columbian South America, primarily those that inhabited the lands that are now Peru.

    I like the idea (I didn't think about from the Host) that archaeology isn't a science - Science has repeatable results, in archaeology, once you dig up something it's done, you can't do it again. Instead archaeology is a process for discovering the past that uses scientific processes to analyze what has been unearthed.Also it was a 24 lecture course and they didn't get to the Incas until Lecture 17, the first 17 lectures cover the cultures that came before - very impressive

    I would love to have taken this course in history, especially with this instructor. He does a wonderful job of tying together the various cultures, and following the threads that continue through. Advanced cultures in South America go back further than I thought and I will pay attention to new discoveries as it sounds like dates keep getting pushed earlier as we learn more. The language of knots is fascinating. This definitely piqued my interest in South American cultures.

    Great adventure and you learn a bit in the process. A bit is a drastic understatement as this is wonderful history covering the cradle of former advanced civilizations in South America. Highly recommended for anyone interested in relevant history pertaining to our mythic southern neighbors.

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