The Arts of Pre Columbian America

27 September 2004 – 20 June 2005

Of the hundreds of Indian nations once living in the Americas, many were settled in permanent communities some of which were as large and sophisticated as any in the 16th century world and which shared trade and ideas along a vast network of land and water routes. These were complex social structures with highly skilled artisans, builders, farmers, mathematicians and doctors, an infinite variety of ways of life. This programme of lectures gives a brief introduction to the lost people and the arts of pre Columbian America.