South American Archaeology Seminar

Start: May 13, 2017 10:00 AM
End: May 13, 2017 05:30 PM

Location: Room 612, UCL Institute of Archaeology

Shell case from 1928 depicting a Paraguayan soldier hunting a jaguar in the Chaco

The South American Archaeology Seminar, co-sponsored by the Institute for Latin American Studies, University of London, the Institute of Archaeology and Beta Analytic will be held on 13 May.


Seminar organiser: Bill Sillar

Coffee / Registration (10.00am)
  • 10:30am: Priscilla Ulguim (Teesside University) - Food, tools and friends: Human-environmental interactions through zooarchaeology at Cerrito da Sotéia, Lagoa dos Patos, Brazil
  • 11:10am: J. Marla Toyne (University of Central Florida) - The Menu in the Mountains: Exploring Pre-Columbian Chachapoya Diet using Stable Isotopes at Kuelap, Peru
  • 11.50am: Magdalena Setlak (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) - Images, texts and mnemonic devices among the Incas

  • 1:30pm: Anna Kubicka (Wroclaw University of Science and Technology) - Statistical approach to the analysis of Inca architecture – in a search for Inca measurement system
  • 2:10pm: Jacek Kosciuk and Bartlomiej Cmielewski (Wroclaw University of Science and Technology) - Preliminary results of interdisciplinary researches on El Fuerte de Samaipata
  • 2:50pm: Stella Nair (University of California, Los Angeles) - Empire and Stones: Looking at Inca Architecture from the Roman Forum
  • 4.00pm: María Teresa Plaza (UCL Institute of Archaeology) - Technology, use and reuse of gold in San Pedro de Atacama, northern Chile: The case of Casa Parroquial
  • 4.40pm: Esther Breithoff (UCL, Institute of Archaeology) - The Material Remains of the Chaco War or the Archaeology of a “Guerra Estúpida”


Eventbrite registration requires a contribution which pays for participants' coffee, tea & lunch.


The next South American Archaeology Seminar will take place on Saturday 2 December 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.


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