Anthropology

1491-1493 the Americas before and after Columbus

The “discovery” of the Americas by Columbus had complex, interconnected ecological and economic consequences that changed forever many unexpected aspects of the modern world. The first half of the course (1491) will be dedicated to explore all the advanced civilisations such as Olmec-Maya-Aztec and Inca who were in all their exquisite splendour, just before the arrival of the Spaniards.

The second half of the course (1493) will be dedicated to analyse what happened to those advanced civilisations after the arrival horses, iron and steel weapons, mastiffs dogs trained

At the end we shall study what is called today “the Columbian exchange” which is considered the first process of “globalisation” …

Level of Ability : Suitable for all

Teaching Style:
Discussion
Seminar

Tutor: Maria Chester

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