Institute of Archaeology


South American Archaeology Seminar

18 May 2019, 9:30 am–5:00 pm

Ceramic from the Señor de Wari burial, Espíritu Pampa – Cusco

The next South American Archaeology Seminar will be held at the UCL Institute of Archaeology on 18 May 2019

Event Information

Open to







Bill Sillar – Institute of Archaeology


Room 612
Institute of Archaeology
31-34 Gordon Square


9.40 am  Coffee/ Registration

  • 10.10:  Jan Kłaput (University of Warsaw)  The llama in Inca ritual: A study of faunal remains from the sacrificial midden of the Maucallacta site
  • 10.50:   Lidio M. Valdez Cardenas ( MacEwan University, Canada) Inka Animal Sacrifice at Tambo Viejo, Acari Valley, Peru

11.30am Coffee

  • 12.00: Christian Mader (University of Bonn) The Economy of the Paracas Culture (800–200 BCE) in Southern Peru: Production, Exchange, and Consumption
  • 12.40:  Kevin Floerke (Independent scholar) and Stephen Berquist (University of Toronto) The Cusco Valley Inca Road Network 

1.20pm Lunch

  • 2.10:  Amandine Flammang (Institute of Archaeology, UCL)  Inca Funerary Practices (ca. 1400-1532): A Comparative Archaeological Study from Different Regions of the Empire
  • 2.50:  Cristiana Barreto (University of São Paulo)  Figuring the Body in Ancient Amazonia

3.30pm Tea

  • 4.00:  Shaina Molano (University of California, Merced) and Kimberly Munro (Louisiana State University)  Displays of identity: A community-engaged approach to studying identity through participatory research 
  • 4.40:  Miguel Fuentes (Institute of Archaeology, UCL) and Sven Ransijn (Leiden University)  A re-assessment of the local component of Huánuco Pampa from a spatial and architectural perspective

The programme and abstracts are available to download here.

The next meeting date is: Friday and Saturday, 22 & 23 November 2019, this will be a joint event with the Latin American Music Seminar focusing on prehispanic music, for further details or to offer a paper please contact Dianne Scullin: dms951@gmail.com

If you would like to give a talk at a future South American Archaeology Seminar or for further information please contact Bill Sillar (b.sillar@ucl.ac.uk)