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Lost Worlds of South America
- By: Edwin Barnhart, The Great Courses
- Narrated by: Edwin Barnhart
- Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
- Original Recording
Buried by the centuries on soaring mountain slopes and beneath arid deserts and lush jungles of South America, the remains of extraordinary, majestic civilizations-many unknown until recent decades-are now coming to light and raising tantalizing questions about what else may be awaiting discovery.Take an adventurous trek to these wilds of South America and the great civilizations of the ancients. In 24 eye-opening lectures, you'll take an in-depth look at the emerging finds and archaeological knowledge of more than 12 seminal civilizations.
Lost Worlds Rediscovered
- By L.L. on 09-30-14
I thoroughly enjoyed this course because it provided me with a great overview of the topic. I have had bits and pieces of history and archaeology of the region over the years but the professor weaves a wonderful tale of the long stretch of this civilization. I don't think he reflected a similar depth of understanding of the Spanish presence in the region, particularly the role of the Church, as he resorted to all the time worn stereotypes. It was also a bit painful to hear that flat US accent as he dealt with important Spanish vocabulary. But we take the good with the bad. His is the view of the archaeologist, of course.
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