Greenwich, CT 06830
“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a broad overview of the Pukara Archaeological project that has been on-going since 2000 as well as findings from unpublished archival material.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.