Peru: a journey through time [Paperback]

Cecilia Pardo(Author); Jago Cooper(Author)

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ISBN: 9780714124919 | Published by: British Museum | Year of Publication: 2021 | 240p, H9.8 x W8.7, 250 images
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Peru

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The environments of the Central Andean region in Peru, South America, are some of the most geographically rich and diverse in the world. This publication highlights the history, beliefs, and cultural achievements of the different peoples who lived in these remarkable landscapes from 1500 BC to the arrival of Europeans in the 1500s, and the importance of their legacy up until today.

Over thousands of years, the people of the Andes have approached agriculture, economy, gender, power, and belief in fascinating ways. Many archaeological sites in Peru are uniquely preserved, and the book discusses key examples with a thematic and geographical approach. The vibrant and varied material depicted includes ceramics, colorful textiles, golden objects and wooden carvings, drawn from the British Museum and museums and collections in Peru and beyond. When juxtaposed with breathtaking photography of archaeological sites and landscapes, they reveal new narratives about the country’s rich history.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Peru through time
2. Living landscapes: mountains, coast, forest
3. Early cultures and Chavin
4. Life and death in the desert: Paracas and Nasca
5. Unwritten histories: Moche and Chimú
6. Empires in the sky: Wari and Inca
7. The Andean legacy: enduring traditions

Notes and select bibliography List of contributors Acknowledgements and credits
Index

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