South American Archaeology Seminar

Start: Dec 03, 2016 09:30 AM
End: Dec 03, 2016 05:00 PM

Location: Room 612, UCL Institute of Archaeology

Nasca ceramic panpipe (Pitt Rivers Museum: 1922.8.8)

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 3 December.


Seminar organiser: Bill Sillar

Coffee / Registration (9.30am)
  • 10:00am: Sylwia Siemianowska (University of Warsaw, Poland) - Investigaciónes sobre el material cerámico de Maucallacta, dep. Arequipa, Perú
  • 10:40am: Christian Mesia Montenegro (Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola, Peru) - Supra-household food consumption and sponsored feasts at Chavin de Huantar during the Late Andean Formative (900 – 550 BCE)
Coffee/ Registration (11.20am)
  • 11:40am: Jimena Lobo Guerrero Arenas (University of Bristol, UK) - Of people, objects and places. A multidisciplinary approach to the study of colonial metalwork in Santa Cruz de Mompox, Colombia

  • 12:20pm: Viviana Siveroni (UCL) and Mary Avila Peltroche (Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Peru) - The role of camelids in Late Prehispanic Huayuri (Palpa, Rio Grande de Nasca Drainage)
  • 2:00pm: Anna Gruszczyńska-Ziółkowska (University of Warsaw, Poland) - Entre la imagen y el sonido: Los instrumentos Nasca (antaras, tambores, trompetas y los silbatos) de Cahuachi
  • 2:40pm: Philip Riris (UCL) - Inferring the spatio-temporal boundaries of the Guaraní expansion into the La Plata basin
  • 3.50pm: Fernando Astete Victoria (Parque de Machu Picchu, Peru), Mariusz Ziółkowski (University of Warsaw, Poland) and Jacek Kościuk (Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland) - Discovery of an Inca precise astronomical observatory at Inkaraqay (Machu Picchu, Peru)
  • 4.30pm: Darryl Wilkinson (University of Cambridge, UK) - The Archaeology of Inka Coca Production in the Eastern Cloud Forests


Eventbrite registration requires a contribution which pays for participants' coffee, tea & lunch (£9.62, or a reduced rate of £5.37 for students)


The next South American Archaeology Seminar will take place on Saturday 13 May 2017.  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.

Co-sponsored by 

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Institute for Latin American Studies