Category: South America

Venezuela History

Early When Columbus was the first European to see the Venezuelan coast around 500 years ago, the region had been populated for more than 4,000 years. The oldest ceramic finds…

Uruguay History

Beginnings When the Spanish sailors landed on the coast of what is now Uruguay from 1515, there were sometimes nomadic Indian tribes living there. The largest group among them were…

Suriname History

Colonial period The first residents of the South American country were the so-called Surinas, an Indian tribe on which the country’s name comes from. However, these had already been driven…

Peru History

Native American civilizations Archaeological finds point to human settlement in the area of ​​what is now Peru from around 12,000 BC. there. At first, people only lived as hunters and…

Paraguay History

Colonial period Before the Spaniards conquered the area of ​​today’s Paraguay from the northwest in the 30s of the 16th century, Indian tribes lived here as semi-nomads. In 1537 the…

Guyana History

Early times and colonization The first residents of Guiana immigrated to the region around the first millennium BC. It is believed that the Warrau Indians were the first and later…

Ecuador History

Early period until the 18th century Findings from the highlands of Ecuador date to around 10,000 years before the beginning of the Christian era. The ceramic finds from the Valdivia…

Colombia History

Early period until the 15th century Ceramics found in the region, which are among the oldest in the New World, are estimated to be around 5000 years old. From around…

Chile History

Early to modern times The prehistoric excavations in Chilean territory, which are among the oldest finds, can be found in Calama in the province of Antofagasta and point to traces…

Brazil History

On the Argentine-Brazilian border, Iguassú Falls are roaring with the force of 275 individual falls over an area of ​​more than three kilometers. The rumbling water plunges into the 90-meter…

Bolivia History

Early history to modern times The southern Titicaca basin, which had city-like centers, formed the historical-cultural center of Bolivia at the beginning of the Christian era and dominated large parts…

Argentina History

Early to modern times Archaeological finds indicate that in some areas of the current state territory since 10,000 BC. Collectors and hunters lived. The northwest of the country in particular…