South American Archaeology Seminar

Start: Nov 28, 2015 10:30 AM
End: Nov 28, 2015 05:00 PM

Location: Room 612, UCL Institute of Archaeology

South American Archaeology Seminar

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 28 November.


Seminar organiser: Bill Sillar

Coffee / Registration (10.30am)
  • 11:00am: Chris Hudson (Chris Hudson Designs/UCL), Colin Mcewan (Dumbarton Oaks) and Maria-Isabel Silva (Heritage Consultant, Ecuador) - Archaeology & tourism: an Ecuadorian village builds on its' past
  • 11:40am: Brendan J. M. Weaver (Queen's University Belfast / Vanderbilt University) - Toward an Archaeology of African and Andean Labor in Viceregal Peru: Advances from the Haciendas of Nasca Archaeological Project
  • 1:30pm: Priscilla Ulguim (Teesside University) - Life, Death and the Fire: Cremation as a Funerary Practice in the Southern Brazilian Highlands
  • 2:10pm: Regina Gonda (University of Exeter) - Pre-Columbian land use and its modern legacy in terra firme forests of the Purus-Madeira Interfluve, Central Amazon
  • 3.30pm: Jane Feltham (Independent) - Textile Technology on the Central Coast in the Late Horizon
  • 4.10pm: Jose Oliver and Phil Riris (UCL Institute of Archaeology) - Archaeology in the Middle Orinoco, Venezuela: An update from the site of La Culebra


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 21 May 2016.  If you would like to give a talk at a future seminar or for further information please e-mail Bill Sillar at b.sillar@ucl.ac.uk.

Supported by:

Institute for Latin American Studies
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