Book Reviews of The Ancient Civilizations of Peru (Pelican)

The Ancient Civilizations of Peru (Pelican)
The Ancient Civilizations of Peru - Pelican
Author: J. Alden Mason
ISBN-13: 9780140203950
ISBN-10: 0140203958
Publication Date: 12/6/1988
Pages: 416
Edition: New Impression
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Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Book Type: Paperback
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First published 1957.
"Our detailed knowledge of the people of pre-Columbian Peru has grown enormously since 1940....Especially is this true of the cultures that preceded the Inca whom Pizarro fond and conquered in one of the great adventures of history. 4,000 years before his day, radiocarbon analyses now permit us to state with confidence, simple fishermen-hunters on the coast were beginning the long climb toward the extraordinary blend of communism and monarchy that was the Inca Empire....