Valdivia Figurines and Female Power

These figurines are some of the oldest pottery in the Americas. They were made by the Valdivia culture of South America around 3500 BCE. Depicting four women and measuring between 4 and 20 centimeters in height, each was modeled from a single block of clay, polished,...

Girls Undercover: Manuela S√°enz

  Name: Manuela S√°enz Occupation: Revolutionary, war hero, spy Location: Quito, Ecuador, 1797-1856 As seen in: the novels Our Lives are the Rivers, by Jaime Manrique, and Manuela, by Gregroy Kaufmann, the opera Manuela y Bolivar, by Diego Luzuriaga, the film...

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