Wednesday, February 1, 2012

South America - Ancient Metalwork

Metallurgy in pre-Columbian America
"According to archaeologists, there is no question that metallurgy in the Andean area of South America was far superior to anything found elsewhere in the Western Hemisphere and rivaled that of the Old World." - from

The development of metallurgy in the Americas, from the south to Mesoamerica.

The gold plates with Nephite swords.

Lambayeque gold discs from Chan Chan in Peru.

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