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The Moche—Drugs, Sex, Music, and Puppies

Lecture no. 11 from the course: Lost Worlds of South America

The Moche—Drugs, Sex, Music, and Puppies

Taught by Professor Edwin Barnhart | 34 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses

This lecture investigates the dramatic iconography seen on Moche ceramics. First, learn about the complex rituals and practices of modern South American shamanism. Then study images on Moche pottery usually interpreted as depicting victory in war, and indications that they actually describe an elaborate culture of shamanic healing.

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i********m
May 20, 2019
I think Professor Barnhart's theories make sense. Too often in archaeology, a prominent person states something and through reputation and repetition, it quickly becomes fact; once you close your mind to possibilities, you stop being a scientist.

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p********m
March 31, 2019
I find that professor Barnharts theories are as likely as the mainstream theories. The thing we need to keep in mind is keeping the said mind open for additional facts, perceptions and ideas. Remember that we have less than a tiny fraction of 1 percent fact and almost everything else is conjecture built around these particles of fact.

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w********m
January 30, 2019

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