Three outstanding civilizations represent the last phases of pre-Conquest urban culture in the New World: the Maya, the Aztecs, and the Incas.  Representing longstanding traditions of complex society in Mesoamerica (Mexico and northwestern Central America) and the Andean region of South America, these cultures reached high levels of urban sophistication in the centuries before the arrival of Spanish armies.  This richly illustrated and authoritatively narrated video is presented here in three parts, each introducing one of these three civilizations.

Produced by George H. Russell
Copyright 1996 by Educational Video Network, Inc.