This program runs every other year in odd years (next offering January 2019). If you are interested in this program save it to your profile.
Explore the fascinating yet diverse and complex ancient cultures of Peru. Visit key archaeological sites and museums from Chiclayo to Cusco including Machu Picchu, Caral, El Brujo, Huaca de la Luna, Chan Chan and more! This course’s prominent themes revolve around several key questions: How is it possible that complex civilizations arise in hostile ecologies? What are the triggers for the developments of states and empires? Why do some cultures flourish, while others collapse in violence? And, do cultures really ever ‘collapse?’ What were the underpinnings of Andean cultures, which seemed to have held ideas and practices remarkably alien to Western Civilization?