VIDEO: LOST CIVILIZATION OF PERU
The UWC students have reviewed this material, but if you need to re-watch please ask me for the video material and I will supply it.
For the Pretoria Learners - please review the DVD provided to you. For the next few days I will be putting more Video material up to watch with links to where to get summaries and transcripts relating to the material.
Here is the Summary of the film
Here is the link to a full transcript of the video
And finally please do a little bit of researching on the the web using "Goggle Images" and the search words "Moche" and "Ceramics" ... some of their stuff is really beautiful and but other stuff is well eh ... a little surprising... find out for yourself!!!!!!!!!!!
So why did I give you this video to watch...? Simply science has re-created the demise of this civilization and it shows just how vulnerable we really are. It was a fantastic civilization, with huge technology - it literally got a "desert to blossom" but in only 60 years this civilization collapsed into civil war and extinction! ALL it took was a mega El Nino that caused tremendous floods followed by a mega drought (30 years of no rain!!!!). Find out how we know this.
So please comment on your interpretations of the video and also your research into their culture..... (remember your contributions to the Weblog are included as part of the course assessement! .... see my original Course Description posted on 6th March 2006).