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South American Art and Architecture

South American Art and Architecture

Author: Aleisha Olson
This lesson will present an overview of the ancient cultures of South America.
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Notes on "South American Art and Architecture"

Terms to Know


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


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


An early civilization characterized by iconography and monumental architecture.



Image of Nazca Geoglyph of a Condor, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Peru_nazca.jpg; Image of Moche Portrait Vessel, Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Moche_portrait_ceramic_Quai_Branly_71.1930.19.162_n1.jpg; Image of Ear Ornaments from Sipan, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Orejeras_de_oro_Larco_museum.jpg; Image of Gateway of the Sun at Tiwanaku, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Zonnepoort_tiwanaku.jpg; Image of Stele at Tiwanaku, Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tiwanaku1.jpg