1S16 Lost Worlds of South America

Tutor/Facilitator Jim Pribble

Date: on/from Mon 13 Jul 2020 to Mon 14 Sep 2020
Frequency: Weekly
Class time: 9:30-11:15

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We have investigated the ancient worlds of Central and North Americas. It is time to focus our attention on the ancient civilizations of South America – the Incas and other lesser-known cultures. This is a look at the many cultures that rose and fell during pre-Columbian history. We visit again Monte Verde (Green Mountain) in Peru – the site of the oldest known habitation in the Americas. If humans first occupied the Americas by migrating across the Bering Strait, why and how did Monte Verde earn this distinction? Our lecturer is again Professor Edwin Barnhardt, Director of the Maya Exploration Centre, Austin, Texas. The course will be delivered via videos from the Great Courses Company – two videos of 45 minutes each per session with a 10-minute break between.

REQUIREMENTS: An interest in ancient civilizations.

TUTOR: Jim was educated in the USA, coming to Australia to formulate research programs for the Victorian Government. Over the past 3 years, he has tutored courses on ancient Egyptian history, histories and cultures of the Olmec, Maya and Aztec in central America, ancient civilizations of North America, as well as courses on the evolution of the English language and vocabulary enhancement.