By Jonathan Norton. Leonard
It is a quantity within the nice a while of guy: A background of the Worlds Cultures sequence, that are authored by way of students or said specialists and written for an clever, common viewers. Chapters contain The Earliest american citizens, An Age of Warrior Kings, Triumphs of local Genius and extra. Profusely illustrated, together with maps, bibliography and index.
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A bright blaze of color to depict a woman, whose face and wrists carry ceremonial Even today Peru's Indians paint such designs. VERSATILE TECHNICIANS OF PERU The early peoples of Peru developed high levels of technical skills and social organization the later Inca put to good use. They which how learned channel water into desert valleys through to tricate systems and irrigation how mountain gorges with suspension farmers bred new to in- span deep bridges. Their plants to withstand varied cli- mates; by the time of the Spanish conquest some 30 food crops were under cultivation.
In could not have and so the inception of effort, predominating, sometimes the man. the Many carved matter where or how Olmec culture began, no doubt about the widespread is duced by effects pro- peculiar art style and religion. " been found not only in Guerrero but as Today the jaguar is not considered a particularly dangerous animal and seldom attacks man; but a forest-dwelling Indian armed with nothing than a stone-pointed spear, mecs or their predecessors must have seemed it the dread spirit of the jungle.
Longer did temples soar 200 feet or more; the roof combs less at their tops grew imposing, and entwined ornamental figures in stucco gave way to abstract de- signs in stone. Labna, once a major city in the peninsula's low, the is new scrub-covered style. Its a large hills, gateway structure pierced by 20-foot-high pointed kind of arch, known arch (right). to roof temples, it built to stand but only in Yucatan was its the own. Probably used gateway licas of is for processions, decorated by stone rep- farmers' cottages.