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Caral - The First Civilization in the Americas: La Primera Civilizacion De America Hardcover – 23 Apr 2010


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"Visually stunning. This splendid hardback . . . contains nearly two hundred ful-size colour plates: the photographs, including overhead, aerial and close detail shots taken by a view camera at all times of the day and night and through most seasons, are beautiful, sharp, haunting, perfect."-"Antiquity"--Madeleine Hummler

About the Author

Ruth Shady has directed the Special Archaeological Project Caral-Supe and currently serves as the president of the Consejo Internacional de Monumentos y Sitios-Peru (the International Council of Monuments and Sites-Peru). Christopher Kleihege lives in Chicago and has been photographing Caral since 2006.

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HASH(0x8ef6dbac) out of 5 stars Great photos but... 18 April 2011
By George - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I have been to the Caral site and will go again. At least for the present it is recognized as the oldest city in the Americas and it is worth the trip on 14 miles of bumpy narrow dirt roads to see it. My expectation for the book was perhaps greater than perhaps it should have been. It was clear from the authors that Caral had significant archaeoastronomical significance yet too little information was provided. Apparently the entire city was laid out with astronomical observation and orientation in mind but no further explanation was forthcoming. The pictures are wonderful and I would recommend buying the book for the photos but a little more explanation would have been helpful.
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HASH(0x8ef6e38c) out of 5 stars Beautiful photography and description about an under-appreciated archaeological site. 18 May 2015
By J. A. Mine - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Beautiful photography and description about an under-appreciated archaeological site. Compared to the Inca sites (e.g. Machu Picchu) in Peru, Caral is a relative unknown, except to specialists in American archaeology. Thanks to the book "Lives in Ruins," by Marilyn Johnson (which I also heard about through Amazon) I read about Ruth Shady, her important work, and this very important site and bought this book, as recommended in Ms Johnson's bibliography. I was not disappointed. The book is bi-lingual, so you can practice your Spanish translation skills too, as you wish. Seriously, any student of American archaeology and history will be very pleased despite the extra expense.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8ef6e968) out of 5 stars Best photographer award - A must-buy 11 Dec. 2010
By Carl Taibl - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book is a must-buy and a great gift for anyone. It is a bargain at Amazon's pricing and an excellent piece for the coffee table. Photographs are from different angles and lighting so it's not just your static head-on shot in the middle of the day. Whether you have never been to Peru or are a native you will find this book interesting.
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