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    THE INCA AND THEIR 
               ANCESTORS
         ANT 3164/ANG 5164
                       SPRING 2012

Professor: Dr. Michael Moseley

T.A.: Andrea Palmiotto
Email: apalmiotto@ufl.edu
Office: Turlington B352  
Office hours:  Thurs. 12:50-2:50 pm, or by appointment



12 January 2012: This website will not be updated regularly!
Please refer to Sakai for the syllabus, assignments, announcements, and other updates!
http://lss.at.ufl.edu


            THE INCA AND THEIR ANCESTORS: THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF ANDEAN SOUTH AMERICA




Drawing upon archaeological, historical, and ethnological sources, this course examines the economic, social, and political evolution of
TAHUANTINSUYU, or "The Land of The Four Quarters" as the Inca called their vast imperial realm.


Embracing the rugged Andean Mountains, the parched Atacama Desert, and fringes of the Amazon Jungle, the Inca Imperium was the very largest
empire of antiquity ever to arise in the Western Hemisphere.  The Inca's many unique adaptations to unusual environmental conditions, as well as the
empire's fascinating political institutions will be traced back in archaeological time through a rich succession of earlier dynasties and polities to
primordial times when people first populated South America.





















Documents from previous years
Do NOT refer to these files, as they are out of date for current semester.


Tiwanaku four corner hat
Syllabus
- Readings, homework assignments, and deadlines are listed here.
- This syllabus is subject to change.
- Watch here for updates.

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Textbooks
- There are three required texts for this course.






Chan Chan adobe frieze
Homework
- Students are required to complete their
choice of two of six homework assignments.


Sipan silver and gold peanut bead necklace
Term Paper
- Students are required to complete a term paper for this course.
- Look here for due dates, guidelines and help finding sources.





Nazca double-spouted polychrome pot
Study Material
- Find the geography handouts, list of required terms, and study guide here.

Inca figurine
PPT Summaries
- Powerpoint summaries for each week.