South and Central America - History
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South and Central America

Inca trail
Inca road, about 1400 AD

The history of South and Central America can be easily divided into two main sections. One is before the arrival of European invasion forces, and the other is after that. The dividing line comes about 1500 AD.


South and Central America before 1500 AD
South and Central America after 1500 AD


Bibliography and further reading about South America and Central America:

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Professor Carr

Karen Eva Carr, PhD.
Assoc. Professor Emerita, History
Portland State University

Professor Carr holds a B.A. with high honors from Cornell University in classics and archaeology, and her M.A. and PhD. from the University of Michigan in Classical Art and Archaeology. She has excavated in Scotland, Cyprus, Greece, Israel, and Tunisia, and she has been teaching history to university students for a very long time.

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