South American Archaeology Seminar

Start: May 10, 2014 10:00 AM
End: May 10, 2014 05:00 PM

Location: Room 612, Institute of Archaeology

South American Archaeology

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 10 May.   


Seminar organiser: Bill Sillar

Coffee / Registration (10.00am)
  • 10:30am - Alexander Herrera (Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia) Water and territory in the Callejon de Huaylas
  • 11:10am - Miguel Fuentes (UCL) Under the shadow of the Moai: The landscape of Colonialism in Rapa Nui during the period of the Exploitation Company of Easter Island (1895-1953)
  • 11.50am - Sue Hamilton (UCL) Making Sense of an island world: Rapa Nui c. AD 1200-1600
Lunch (12.30-1.30pm)
  • 1:30pm - David Beresford-Jones (McDonald Institute, University of Cambridge) Investigations at the Mouth of the Río Ica, Peru:  A Preceramic Record of Rich Seas, Fog-Meadows, Incipient Agriculture and Shifting Shorelines
  • 2:10pm - Manuel Arroyo-Kalin (UCL) and Santiago Rivas Panduro (Ministerio de Cultura, Perú) A preliminary report on recent archaeological investigations along the Napo river, western Amazonia
Tea (2.50-3.30pm)
  • 3.30pm - George Lau (University of East Anglia) The ancient Andean things called 'maquetas' and 'yupanas'
  • 4.10pm - Denise Arnold (Museo Nacional de Etnografía y Folklore, and ILCA, La Paz, Bolivia) Lowland-highland transpositions: The techniques and designs of some bag straps in early Middle Horizon textiles from Moyocoya (Bolivia)

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 6 December 2014.  If you would like to give a talk at a future seminar or for further information please e-mail Bill Sillar.

Co-sponsored by:

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