South American Archaeology Seminar

Start: Dec 07, 2013 09:45 AM
End: Dec 07, 2013 05:00 PM

Location: Room 612, 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 the Study of the Americas at the School for Advanced Studies, University of London and the Institute of Archaeology, will be held on 7 December.


Seminar organiser: Bill Sillar

9.45am - Coffee / Registration
  • 10:15am - Nicole M. Slovak-Villano (Santa Rosa Junior College, USA) Changing Dynamics on Peru’s Central Coast: An Analysis of Physical and Cultural Variables from Early and Late Middle Horizon Tombs at Ancón, Peru
  • 10:45am - Katarzyna Marciniak (University of Warsaw, Poland) Zooarchaeology analysis of skeletal remains from Inca ceremonial and administrative centre Maucallacta
  • 11.15am - Daniel A. Contreras (Kiel University, Germany) Reconciling Sequences and Peering at the Horizon: Bayesian Modelling of Excavation, Architectural, and Ceramic Chronologies at Chavín de Huántar
  • 12:45pm - Alice V. M. Samson (University of Cambridge, UK) Becoming villagers in the pre-Columbian Caribbean
  • 1:15pm - José Iriarte (University of Exeter, UK)  Pre-Columbian fire-free land use of Amazonian savannas. 
  • 1:45pm - Jose Oliver (University College London, UK) New Radiocarbon Dates & Starch Grain Analyses from the Site of Saladero, Lower Orinoco, Venezuela
  • 3:00 - Sara Gonzalez (Birkbeck and Oxford University, UK) Colonial Portraits of the Incas and Andean Cultural Heroes. 
  • 3:30 - Leonora Duncan (British Museum, UK) Public Perceptions of El Dorado: A Case Study from the British Museum
  • 4:00 - Alexandra Morgan (Independent scholar, UK) The Riddle of the Tiahuanacoïd Stelae

All welcome!

Please e-mail Bill Sillar 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 Seminar will be held on Saturday 10 May 2014.  If you would like to give a talk at a future seminar or for further information please e-mail Bill Sillar.

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