This section will discuss the various cultures of the pre-Colombian people of Latin America such as the Maya, Aztec, Inca, Olmec and many more.
Ancient Mayan Culture
The ancient Mayan civilization dates back to 3200 B.C. and was situated in what is now Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and part of Honduras. The Mayan people of Mesoamerica expressed their culture through their achievements in astronomy, mathematics, great palaces and temples, art, music and dance.
Ancient South American Cultures
South America was home to many amazing ancient cultures. Long before European settlers came to the Americas, there were buildings, societies and religions every it (if not more) advanced than those in the Eastern Hemisphere. Here is a look at some of these fascinating civilizations.
Brazil's Indigenous and Uncontacted People
When the first Europeans arrived they met semi-nomadic Native American tribes. The Portuguese were stunned by hundreds of thousands of natives thriving along the coast with an abundance of natural riches. They perceived the natives as noble savages living in harmony with the natural world.
The Blue Amaryllis, a Book Review
The Blue Amaryllis is a romantic adventure that takes place deep in the remotest areas of the Amazon rainforest. In addition to being a heartrending love story, the author, Sonia de Leon explores ecological, social and political issues affecting the survival of the indigenous people of the Amazon.
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Life is not easy for the majority in Guatemala. There is a vast population of descendants of the indigenous people struggling for survival, who has kept their traditions, language arts and crafts alive for over a thousand years.
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