Lost Worlds of South America

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Lost Worlds of South America

2012

As one of only six places on earth where civilization arose spontaneously, South America offers insight into how human societies formed. Go on a trek of discovery through the archaeological knowledge of more than 12 seminal...

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Edwin Barnhart Ph.D.

In This Series

South America's Lost Cradle of Civilization
Episode 1
South America's Lost Cradle of Civilization
Discovering Peru’s Earliest Cities
Episode 2
Discovering Peru’s Earliest Cities
South America’s First People
Episode 3
South America’s First People
Ceramics, Textiles, and Organized States
Episode 4
Ceramics, Textiles, and Organized States
Chavín and the Rise of Religious Authority
Episode 5
Chavín and the Rise of Religious Authority
Cupisnique to Salinar—Elite Rulers and War
Episode 6
Cupisnique to Salinar—Elite Rulers and War
Paracas—Mummies, Shamans, and Severed Heads
Episode 7
Paracas—Mummies, Shamans, and Severed Heads
The Nazca Lines and Underground Channels
Episode 8
The Nazca Lines and Underground Channels
The Moche—Pyramids, Gold, and Warriors
Episode 9
The Moche—Pyramids, Gold, and Warriors
The Moche—Richest Tombs in the New World
Episode 10
The Moche—Richest Tombs in the New World
The Moche—Drugs, Sex, Music, and Puppies
Episode 11
The Moche—Drugs, Sex, Music, and Puppies
Enigmatic Tiwanaku by Lake Titicaca
Episode 12
Enigmatic Tiwanaku by Lake Titicaca
The Amazon—Civilization Lost in the Jungle
Episode 13
The Amazon—Civilization Lost in the Jungle
The Wari—Foundations of the Inca Empire?
Episode 14
The Wari—Foundations of the Inca Empire?
The Chimú—Empire of the Northern Coast
Episode 15
The Chimú—Empire of the Northern Coast
The Sican—Goldsmiths of the Northern Coast
Episode 16
The Sican—Goldsmiths of the Northern Coast
The Inca Origins—Mythology v. Archaeology
Episode 17
The Inca Origins—Mythology v. Archaeology
Cuzco and the Tawantinsuyu Empire
Episode 18
Cuzco and the Tawantinsuyu Empire
The Inca—From Raiders to Empire
Episode 19
The Inca—From Raiders to Empire
The Inca—Gifts of the Empire
Episode 20
The Inca—Gifts of the Empire
The Khipu—Language Hidden in Knots
Episode 21
The Khipu—Language Hidden in Knots
Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley
Episode 22
Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley
Spanish Contact—Pizarro Conquers the Inca
Episode 23
Spanish Contact—Pizarro Conquers the Inca
Remnants of the Past—Andean Culture Today
Episode 24
Remnants of the Past—Andean Culture Today