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Ceramics, Textiles, and Organized States

Lecture no. 4 from the course: Lost Worlds of South America

Ceramics, Textiles, and Organized States

Taught by Professor Edwin Barnhart | 28 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses

Observe pivotal changes in northern Peruvian societies in 1800–900 B.C., such as the architectural styles of the southern and northern valleys, which indicate the rise of a state identity. Note the area’s earliest evidence of metallurgy and weaving, and stone sculptures reflecting the first warlike violence seen in South America.


November 19, 2015
Did massive El Ninos cause the abandonment of coastal cities and the move inland about 1800 BC? That is certainly a theory I never saw coming. Why the sudden interest in pottery and were the two related? This interesting lecture raises more questions than it answers. But they are intriguing questions. Where is Nancy Drew when you need her?