The Ancient Americans

The Ancient Americans

A Reference Guide to the Art, Culture, and History of Pre-Columbian North and South America

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Baker & Taylor
Published in collaboration with the Mexican National Institute of Anthropology and History, provides a guide to Pre-Columbian culture, including coverage of hunters and gatherers of the Andes, cave art of early farmers, and the geography of pre-Columbian North and South America.

& Francis Publishing

Lavishly illustrated in full color and black and white, this handsome reference provides a broad survey of the rich artistic heritage of pre-Columbian North and South America. Meticulously researched by archaeologists and anthropologists, the set features dramatic close-ups of engraved rock artifacts, cave paintings, pottery, and inscribed and sculpted bones. Covering the entire two continents from present-day Canada in the far north through Central America and down to the Andes Mountains and Patagonia in the south, it is a stunning visual and written record of the great variety of artworks created by Neolithic American peoples over many millennia.

Book News
Translated from a Spanish original edition published in collaboration with the Mexican National Institute of Anthropology and History (1997, Editoriale Jaca Book spa, Milano). This two-volume scholarly treatment begins with an introduction to the geography and natural regions of pre-Columbian North and South America and a brief history of cave art research. Subsequent coverage includes detailed information about hunters and gatherers in paleolithic and mid-paleolithic times; hunters and gatherers of the Andes (8000-1500 B.C.E.); neolithic America; and cave art of early farmers, early potters, and late hunters. Schobinger was professor of archaeology and prehistory at the U. of Cuyo in Modoza, Argentina from 1957 until his retirement in 1994. The volumes are illustrated in both b&w and color. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, 2000.
ISBN: 9780765680341
Characteristics: 2 v. (288 p.) : ill. (some col.), maps ; 31 cm.


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