Cupisnique to Salinar—Elite Rulers and War
Lecture no. 6 from the course: Lost Worlds of South America
Taught by Professor Edwin Barnhart | 27 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
With the waning of Chavín’s culture, striking new elements appear in the region’s archaeological record. Here, encounter the Salinar culture, a new settlement pattern showing no ceremonial architecture and the first “elite” housing. Examine the evidence of defensive citadels and what may have triggered warfare and emerging social hierarchy.