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Public Lecture by Dr. Christine Hastorf (UC Berkeley)
October 5, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pmFree
The keynote lecture of the Sixth Biennial Meeting of the Society for Amazonian and Andean Studies will be given by Dr. Christine Hastorf of the University of California Berkeley. This lecture is free and open to the public.
Chthonic Powers and Earth Beings at Chiripa, Bolivia
Armed with data from over two decades of archaeological research on the Taraco Peninsula located in the Titicaca Basin of Bolivia, Hastorf will present on its residents’ past and present engagements with the landscape through the material evidence the Taraco Archaeological Project (TAP) has encountered over years of excavation and ethnographic research in the region.
Dr. Hastorf (Ph.D., UCLA, 1983), is a professor of Anthropology at the University of California at Berkeley, and is known for her contributions to paleoethnobotany, agriculture, meaning and the everyday, food studies, political economy, ritual in middle range societies of the Andean region of South America. She has completed fieldwork in Mexico, California, New Mexico, Italy, Peru, Argentina, Bolivia, Turkey and England. She is the principal investigator of the McCown Archaeobotany Laboratory at UC Berkeley.