South American Prehistory (ARC2115)

15 credits

This module will introduce you to the prehistoric and early historic cultural chronology of South America. You will start with a general continent-wide introduction in which basic cultural developments such as the colonisation of the continent during the Ice Age, the origins of food production, and the foundations of civilisation are identified.  You will then focus on the development of large scale, politically complex Central Andean societies as a case study.