The Incas and Their Ancestors


The Incas and Their Ancestors: The Archaeology of Peru

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Author  Michael E. Moseley
Publisher  Thames & Hudson
Publication Date   August 1, 1993
ISBN  0500277230
Pages  272

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In 1532, when Pizarro conquered Peru, the Inca realm was one of the largest empires on earth, rivalling that of Ming China or the Ottoman Turks. But this glittering culture only obscured the rich and diverse civilizations that had preceded it: Chavin, Moche, Nazca, Tiwanaku, Huari and Chimu. More research into this heritage has been conducted during the last generation than ever before. This book presents a major synthesis of these new findings, a survey of the great South American civilizations, of equal fascination for student, scholar or traveller.

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