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Archaeology-Hour Livestream: Katherine L. Chiou. “Cuisine and Crisis: An Edible History of the Moche of Ancient Peru”

November 15, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PST

Whitman College, Olin Hall 129
920 E Isaacs
Walla Walla, WA 99362 United States

AIA Society: Walla Walla

In this talk, we’ll journey into the rich culinary history of the Moche people, who thrived along the desertic northern Peruvian coast from AD 100-800. This story is not just about what was on the plate; it’s about what the archaeology of meals can tell us about the lives, struggles, and joys of two very different parts of Moche society. By exploring both a grand feast preparation area and a humble commoner’s home, we’ll dig into what food reveals about wealth, status, and daily life during a turbulent time marked by drought and political tension.

Please join us for this livestream presentation.

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November 15, 2023
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PST
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Sarah Davies


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Whitman College, Olin Hall 129
920 E Isaacs
Walla Walla, WA 99362 United States
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