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Caral – the oldest South American civilization


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Heršak, Emil and Vidaković, Nenad. (2018). Caral – the oldest South American civilization. Radovi zavoda za hrvatsku povijest, 50(2). pp. 283-297. ISSN 0353-295X

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This paper generally relates to the early history of Peru, although the issue it raises is important for the overall analysis of history and civilization, which could be interesting for researchers in Croatia. The authors summarize the results of Peruvian and some other important experts who investigated the archaeological sites along the Supe river in Peru, in particular the location of Caral, discovered by Ruth Shady Solís, who leads the archaeological exploration in this area. Shady’s research has also confirmed that the Caral civilization is one of the oldest in the world. This paper presents some details about Caral and, in particular, the discovery that this early civilization was never warlike, which has changed some of the previous concepts regarding the emergence of early civilizations.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Peru, Caral (Norte Chico), archaeology, early civilization, ecology.
Subjects: Archaeology
Ethnology and cultural anthropology
Departments: Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology
Date Deposited: 29 May 2019 10:07
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 10:07

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