The Inca Origins—Mythology v. Archaeology
Lecture no. 17 from the course: Lost Worlds of South America
Taught by Professor Edwin Barnhart | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
Begin your study of the great Inca civilization by tracing the culture’s origin myth, featuring a creator deity who made the cosmos and charged the Inca to found a kingdom in a fertile valley. Compare the mythology with archaeological evidence that suggests that the myths were based in part on historical truths.