South American Archaeology Seminar

Start: May 16, 2015 10:00 AM
End: May 16, 2015 05:30 PM

Location: Archaeology Lecture Theatre G6, UCL Institute of Archaeology

Moche ceramic depicting craftsmen using blow tubes to smelt and work metal objects (National Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Lima, Peru)

The South American Archaeology Seminar, co-sponsored by the Institute for Latin American Studies, University of London and the Institute of Archaeology, will be held on 16 May.


Seminar organisers: Bill Sillar / Manuel Arroyo-Kalin

Coffee / Registration (10.00am)
  • 10:30am: Francisca Santana Sagredo (Oxford University) - Dietary variability and mobility patterns in the world’s driest desert: stable isotope analysis and ancient populations in the Atacama Desert, northern Chile
  • 11:10am: María Carolina Rivet (CONICET) - Ancestry in the Andes. An archaeological contribution from the Puna of Jujuy Province (Northwest Argentina)
  • 11.50am: Philip Riris (UCL) & Rafael Corteletti (Universidade Federal do Paraná) -  Computational photographic survey at Avencal, Santa Catarina, Brazil: A New Record of Pre-Columbian Rock Art with Polynomial Texture Mapping
  • 1:30pm: Umberto Lombardo (Bern University) - 10,000 years of human-environment interactions in SW Amazonia
  • 2:10pm: Eduardo Machicado-Murillo (Cambridge University) - Environmental instability and the development of settlement patterns and land use in San Ignacio de Moxos, Eastern Bolivia
  • 2:50pm: Jose Iriarte (University of Exeter), Francis Mayle (University of Reading), Bronwen Whitney (Northumbria University), John Carson ((University of Reading), Jennifer Watling (University of Exeter) - Environmental impacts of agrarian societies in Amazonia: Lessons from the Llanos de Moxos
South American Archaeology
  • 3.50pm: Sanna Saunaluoma (Helsinki University) - Circular Villages In Southwestern Amazonia: Archaeological And Ethnohistorical Perspectives
  • 4.20pm: Bruna Rocha (UCL) - Shifting Frontiers along the Tapajós Rapids

All welcome!

Please e-mail the organisers (at ucl.saas@gmail.com) to reserve a place at the seminar. Participants will be asked to make a contribution of £7.50 towards the cost of coffee, tea, lunch & administration on the day.

The next South American Archaeology Seminar will take place on Saturday 28 November 2015.  If you would like to give a talk at a future seminar or for further information please e-mail Bill Sillar at ucl.saas@gmail.com.

Supported by:

Institute for Latin American Studies
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