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Mary W. Helms
Mary W. Helms is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Helms, Mary W.
Helms, Mary W.
United States of America
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The Ancient Americas: Art from Sacred Landscapes
It is a tremendous intellectual challenge for people of the western industrial age to comprehend the attitudes and beliefs of those whose lives were shaped by far different cultures, and whose cultural records are very limited—all the more so when the societies in question ceased to exist in their traditional form almost five hundred years ago. The peoples living in the Isthmus of Panama at the time of European contact are known to us most directly by ethnohistorical accounts written by the …