The Sican—Goldsmiths of the Northern Coast
Lecture no. 16 from the course: Lost Worlds of South America
Taught by Professor Edwin Barnhart | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
Contrasting with the Chimú, Sican civilization comprised a confederation of equal and independent city-states. Study the apparent Moche influence in Sican pyramid building, elaborate burial styles, and extensive human sacrifice. Observe the unique qualities of Sican art in the mastery of metallurgy and stunning ritual objects in ceramic, gold, and copper.