Focusing on Andean languages and archaeology in the hope that this will help generate a good discussion of the issues raised by papers on the day. Everyone is welcome. But, it is important that you e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your participation and order your lunch. A contribution of £5 towards the cost of coffee, tea, lunch & administration will be required on the day.
10.30 am Coffee
11.00 am Macarena Cardenas (The Open University) Vegetation and climate changes in Southern Patagonia during the Glacial-Interglacial transition correlated with mega fauna extinction and human arrival.
11.35 am Jose Iriarte (University of Exeter) Ethnic enclaves, monument building and post-funerary rites: The emergence of Taquara/Itararé mound and enclosure complexes in the southern Brazilian highlands
12.10 p.m. Gabriel Ramon (Sainsbury Centre, University of East Anglia) Martha Bell (University of Wisconsin) On producing ceramic evidence: three rules to narrate the pre-colonial past, through objects, using Northern Peruvian ethnographic examples
2.00 pm Paul Heggarty & David Beresford-Jones (McDonald Institute, Cambridge) Agriculture and Language Dispersals: Limitations, Refinements, and an Andean exception?
3.45 pm Tim Taylor and Andrew Wilson (University of Bradford) Discrepant records of Inca child sacrifice? Texts, archaeology, stable isotopes, and DNA.
Further Information: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/archaeology/events/seminars/south-american/2008-may.htm
This event is Co-sponsored by: The Institute for the Study of the Americas & The Institute of Archaeology, UCL. Our next meeting will de on Saturday 29th November 2008 - If you would like to present a paper we would very much like to hear from you. Bill Sillar and Gill Hey