From Caves to Cosmos
Extended Interview: David Carrasco on Shared Beliefs
David Carrasco illuminates the similarities of the religious beliefs shared by indigenous peoples across the Americas. These similarities include sky worship including the sun and moon, the power of water, sacrality of trees, and human relationships to animal spirits.
Anna Roosevelt dates the cave paintings in Brazil’s Amazon jungle to 13,000 years ago.
Zuni elder Jim Enote explains how Native names for places provides important information.
Archaeology reveals trade with Chaco, including chocolate and precious metals.
Ancient art suggests people have been in the Americas much longer than previously thought.
Jim Enote uses ancient petroglyphs and contemporary art to recreate Zuni maps.
The Chumash continue canoe paddling traditions to connect to their ancestors.