Class Trips 2018
February 12, 2018
“Inca Art and Architecture” examines the material culture and built environments of the greatest Andean civilization, the Incas. Conquered in 1532 by the Spanish, the Incas are known through archaeological and historical sources. Neither, however, can be taken at face value. The destructions of the conquest and differential preservation mean the archaeological record is incomplete. Likewise, Spanish historical sources present the Incas through European understandings, logic, and attentions. This course compares the two to reach a nuanced understanding of this ancient civilization. There is a mandatory trip to Cusco, Machu Picchu, and Lima during Spring Break (Friday, March 16 – Sunday, March 25).