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South America

South America

Author: Erin Aldana
This lesson will present an overview of the ancient cultures of South America.
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Notes on "South America"

Key Terms


Arrangements of elements of landscape, rocks, earth, gravel.


A pre-Incan culture located in southwest Peru; also the name of a city and valleys in the same region.


An early civilization characterized by iconography and monumental architecture.

Image Credits

Map of Nazca culture, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mapa_cultura_nazca.png, Nazca lines, Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Nazca_monkey.jpg, Nazca ceramic, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vasija_Nazca_de_cer%C3%A1mica_(M._Am%C3%A9rica,_Madrid)_01.jpg, Map of Moche Culture, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Carte_Moche.png, Moche portrait vessel, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Moche_portrait_ceramic_Quai_Branly_71.1930.19.162_n1.jpg, Moche portrait vessel depicting facial paralysis, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Paralisis_facialMOCHE.jpg, Moche ear spools, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Orejeras_de_oro_Larco_museum.jpg, Map of Tiwanaku culture, Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Huari-with-tiahuanaco.png, Gateway of the Sun, Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Zonnepoort_tiwanaku.jpg, Tiwanaku stele, Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tiwanaku1.jpg