South America-Caribbean Web Resources | Department of History

South America-Caribbean Web Resources

The Caribbean


South America


South American Lowlands

    Peopling of South America
    A cave in northern Brazil has yielded evidence that people migrating from North to South America some 11,000 years ago did not settle exclusively in the Andes.
    Plants of the Machiguenga
    In November, 1995, Dr. Ethan Russo, a neurologist, spent two months in Eastern Peru's rainforest looking for plants to treat headaches. You'll find photos of the plants he gathered here, along with botanical and medicinal information about them. You'll also find photos of birds, people and the rich forests of Peru.
    Electric Gallery's Amazon Project
    Information about the Usko-Ayar Amazonian School of Painting, in which 700 youth indigenous to the Peruvian Amazon study art and produce beautiful, vivid, and often haunting images of their jungle surroundings.
    Prehispanic Raised Field Agriculture
    Llanos de Moxos/Mojos raised fields. Applied Archaeology in
    the Bolivian Amazon.


Andean Archaeology

















Machu Picchu


Atahuallpa and Cajamarca


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