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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Karen Carr is Associate Professor Emerita, Department of History, Portland State University. She holds a doctorate in Classical Art and Archaeology from the University of Michigan. Follow her on Instagram or Twitter, or buy her book, Vandals to Visigoths.
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