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The Incas and their Ancestors: The Archaeology of Peru

3.53 of 5 stars 3.53  ·  rating details  ·  57 ratings  ·  6 reviews
But this glittering culture only obscured the rich and diverse civilizations that had preceded it: Chavin, Moche, Nazca, Tiwanaku, Huari, and Chimu. Described as a "masterly study" and an "outstanding volume" on its first publication, The Incas and Their Ancestors quickly established itself as the best general introduction to the cultures and civilizations of ancient Peru. ...more
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Published June 17th 2001 by Thames & Hudson (first published 1992)
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John Caviglia
Other reviewers have pointed out that the title is a misnomer, for there is very little about Inca here … yet in that truth resides the value of its archeology, for what Moseley does (in excruciating detail) is document the fact that the century or so of Inca civilization was but a skin overlaying millennia of cultural development.

Powerfully brought home by this book is the fact that in Andean civilization The Past, which until the electronic age it seems to me, erased itself pretty well, all b
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Patrick\
Still hanging around my table. The title is misleading as there is little about the Incas, and, when all is said and done, little about the earlier populations/cultures that preceded it. I have to give it 4 stars for so little of this content is actually mainstream published. I have lived briefly in Peru and two of the first things I noted when there was the lack of bookstores and the lack of books in homes.
Guillermo Espana
General information about the Inca civilization. details about the geografic conditions, agriculrure tecniches and empier organization. explanation about their cosmology and religion.
Elysse
Really interesting book. Great illustrations and pictures, and good for college-level learning. I would recommend.
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