Excavations, Archives & Artisans: 21st Century Archaeology in the Lake Titicaca Basin, Peru

Sponsored by AAG -- Archaeological Associates of Greenwich

Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 8:00pm

Location:
Bruce Museum
Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT 06830
United States

“Excavations, Archives & Artisans: 21st Century Archaeology in the Lake Titicaca Basin     will be the  topic  of Professor Elizabeth Klarich   on Thursday, 8 p.m.,  October 17   at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich.    Sponsored by the Archaeological Associates of Greenwich (the AAG), the   lecture is free to AAG, Bruce Museum members and   students   with ID.  Non-member   admission  $15.

Just  over 2000 years ago populations from across the Pucara Valley in the northwestern  Lake Titicaca Basin abandoned their small communities and relocated to the burgeoning site of   Pukara. Monumental architecture, impressive stone sculpture and innovative polychrome ceramics are hallmarks of the Classic Pukara culture which flourished for several centuries as a regional center.   Professor Klarich will provide a broad overview of the Pukara Archaeological project that has been on-going since 2000   as well as findings from unpublished archival material. Recent collaborations among the Project’s archaeologists, local university students and Pucara artisans will also be discussed.

For the last four years, Dr. Klarich has served  as Five College Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology at Smith, Amherst  & Mt. Holyoke Colleges.   Her undergraduate work was at the University of Chicago and  her Ph.D. from the  University of California, Santa Barbara. She is widely published,  including   Editor of Inside Ancient Kitchens:  Daily Meals and Feasts (2010).  She recently appeared on Nat’l Geographic’s program “Lost Temples of Peru” discussing the  Pukara Project.

               

Website: http://people.brandeis.edu/~jbernard/brucemuseum/lectures.html

Contact:
Nancy Bernard
aagnancyb@aol.com
203 661-4654

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