Ep. 2: Welcome to the Andes

The Lucre Basin, looking out from the archaeological site of Minispata, located to the southeast of Cuzco.
Photo by: Nicholas Machinski

This time we are getting the lay of the land. Literally. First we discuss the geography, dominated by the imposing Andes.  Next, we tackle the climate and explain how El Nino and other natural events can cause havoc.

Resources such as food, water and materials are discussed briefly.  Finally, we talk about how the native people were able to adapt to the harsh environment and how they formed unique family units called ayllus.

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4 thoughts on “Ep. 2: Welcome to the Andes

  1. Hello I am listening the podcast, are really interesting and helpfully for me cause I am from Peru I am learning English.

    I would like to know how can I get the speech of the podcast ?

    Thank you so much


    • Hey Javier,

      First, thank you for listening and I’m very flattered that you are using the podcast to help you learn English. Secondly, I apologize for taking so long to answer your question. It has been a busy week.

      I have always wanted to make the scripts available to listeners to follow along and refer to. I just have not had the time to work on it. However, thanks to your interest, I’m actively looking into it as I take a couple months off for research other projects related to the show. I am confident that by February 2021 the there will be scripts posted on the website for download. But if you’d like a couple scripts in the mean time, email me and I will work on getting those over to you as soon as I can.

      Thank you!


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