Chavín and the Rise of Religious Authority
Lecture no. 5 from the course: Lost Worlds of South America
Taught by Professor Edwin Barnhart | 28 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
The Peruvian site of Chavín marks the emergence of religion as the focus of public art. Study Chavín’s distinctive architecture, with images of its characteristic “fanged deity.” Learn about later religious iconography and artifacts at Chavín suggesting that it was the center of a cult that spread to other sites in the region.