Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

R. Alan Covey


Associate ProfessorPh.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology
R. Alan Covey

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Interests


Inca empire; early Colonial Peru; Andean prehistory; dynamics of ancient empires

Courses


LAS 324L • Inca World

39654 • Spring 2016
Meets TTH 930am-1100am SAC 4.118
(also listed as ANT 324L)

When Francisco Pizarro and led an expeditionary force into the Andean highlands in 1532, the Incas ruled the largest native empire to develop anywhere in the Americas.  The Incas governed millions of subjects living across one of the most diverse regions of the planet, and they left behind impressive material remains that speak to their organizational and technological abilities.  This course will explore how Inca civilization developed, how the Incas grew from a small highland state into a mighty empire, and how a small number of Spaniards and their allies were able to bring the Inca dynasty to an end.  We will read accounts of the Incas written in the first years of Spanish colonial rule, and will also review the latest archaeological discoveries.

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