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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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Image of Nazca Geoglyph of a Condor, Creative Commons,; Image of Moche Portrait Vessel, Creative Commons,; Image of Ear Ornaments from Sipan, Creative Commons,; Image of Gateway of the Sun at Tiwanaku, Public Domain,; Image of Stele at Tiwanaku, Creative Commons,


Terms to Know

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


An early civilization characterized by iconography and monumental architecture.


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