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Cupisnique to Salinar—Elite Rulers and War

Lecture no. 6 from the course: Lost Worlds of South America

Cupisnique to Salinar—Elite Rulers and War

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.

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m********m
January 16, 2017

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m********m
October 22, 2016

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j********m
November 23, 2015
Was South America moving into a more ' modern' culture of class and warfare? We know they will get there eventually. While an interesting case is made here, there doesn't seem to be full scale war or a truly elite ruling class.

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