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Discovering Peru’s Earliest Cities

Lecture no. 2 from the course: Lost Worlds of South America

Discovering Peru’s Earliest Cities

Taught by Professor Edwin Barnhart | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses

The first cities in the Americas date to 3000 B.C. Investigate the means of subsistence of coastal and inland valley cities, and evidence for trade in marine and agricultural products. Learn about the sites of Kotosh, El Paraiso, and Caral and their striking features of architecture, including plazas, pyramids, and solar observatories.

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c********m
March 26, 2017

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b********m
March 24, 2017

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j********m
November 17, 2015
Lots of interesting information here. The idea of the coastal and interior cities trading along rivers to allow specializations is a fascinating idea that brings to mind rafts of cargo floating down the Mississippi to trade at New Orleans. There are other fun little tidbits like the concept that 'String Writing' might have already existed some 5000 years ago and that these peoples had to invent everything from stone buildings to cotton textiles. My only minor issue is that we seemed to jump around in space and even time a bit too often. i occasionally had to ask where the TARDIS was landing now.

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