Institute of Archaeology


South American Archaeology Seminar

01 December 2018, 9:40 am–5:00 pm

Hatun Rumiyoq, Cuzco, Peru

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Room 612, UCL Institute of Archaeology

The next South American Archaeology Seminar will be held at the UCL Institute of Archaeology on 1 December.


09.40 am Coffee/ Registration

  • 10.10: Santiago Barbich (CONICET - National University of La Plata) In search of the organization of daily practices and spaces. The case of El Churcal, NW Argentina, during the Late Intermediate Period
  • 10.50: Miguel Fuentes (UCL Institute of Archaeology) Who is controlling what? Assessing the role of local populations in the administration and managing of resources, routes, and spaces during the Inca period in the Arica area of Northern Chile

Coffee (11.30am)

  • 12.00:  Viviana Siveroni (UCL, Institute of Archaeology) The place of 'conopa':  non-Inca worldviews in Inca ideologies of power
  • 12.40: João Saldanha (Instituto de Pesquisas Cientificas e Tecnologicas do Amapá)  The rise of monumentality at the Mouth of the Amazon River

Lunch (1.20pm)

  • 2.10:  Philip Riris (UCL, Institute of Archaeology) Dates as data revisited: A statistical examination of the Peruvian Preceramic radiocarbon record
  • 2.50: Agathe Dupeyron  (University of East Anglia, School of International Development) Evaluating Archaeology as a Resource for Development in Peru: why, how?

Tea (3.30pm)

  • 4.00: Elizabeth Baquedano (UCL, Institute of Archaeology) Frogs and Toads: Symbolism among the Aztecs


Participants are asked to make a contribution of £10.00 towards the cost of coffee, tea & lunch (£5.00 for students)

The next seminar will take place on Saturday 18 May 2019
If you would like to give a talk at a future seminar or for further information please contact Bill Sillar: b.sillar@ucl.ac.uk

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