AH 329 - Art of the Ancient Americas
Quetzalcoatl at the Temple of the Feathered Serpent in Teotihuacan Mexico, early 3rd century AD.
This course will consider the cultural expressions, creative products, architecture, spiritual beliefs, social structures, and history of the various civilizations of the Ancient Americas, from the Olmec to the Aztec in Mesoamerica and from the Chavin to the Inca in the Andean region of South America. We will examine ethnohistorical, architectural, and other material evidence to build an understanding of Mesoamerican and Ancient Andean world views and visual systems. This class is geared to students interested in the artistic heritage of Latin America.