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Americas Archaeology Group

This group is open to anyone interested in archaeological and anthropological research projects throughout the Americas.  Presentations are given by research students, postdocs, visiting scholars and lecturers from the UK and overseas institutions.

Talks are followed by a wine reception in the McDonald Institute coffee room. All are welcome!

The Americas Archaeology Group is funded by the Centre for Latin American Studies. Their support is gratefully acknowledged.

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Americas Archaeology Group Oct 11, 2016 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Penny Dransart, (University of Wales Trinity Saint David) - Refractions: Reflecting on colours and contrasts in Andean textiles
Americas Archaeology Group Nov 10, 2016 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Marcos Martinon-Torres, (University College London) - The legend of El Dorado: An archaeological perspective
Americas Archaeology Group Jan 27, 2017 from 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Bill Sillar, University College London) - Materialising Empire: The origins of Inca material culture
Americas Archaeology Group May 16, 2017 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Stella Nair, (University of California Los Angeles) - Spaniards, scholars, and the imagined spaces of Inca architecture
Americas Archaeology Group Jun 14, 2017 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Jonathan King, (University of Cambridge) - Big alligator: The unlikely story of Chief Jim Billie and the native American renaissance
Americas Archaeology Group Oct 24, 2017 from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Darryl Wilkinson, (University of Cambridge) - The influence of Amazonia on state formation in the Ancient Andes
Americas Archaeology Group Nov 24, 2017 from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Sara K. Becker, (The University of California Riverside) - Skeletal Evidence of Labour and Crafting within the Tiwanaku State (AD 500-1100)
Americas Archaeology Group Feb 01, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Philip Riris, (UCL) - Rock art and sacred landscapes of the Atures Rapids, Venezuela
Americas Discussion Group Feb 13, 2018 from 05:15 PM to 06:15 PM McDonald Institute, Downing Street,
Elizabeth Graham, (UCL) - Conflict and 'Religion' in Mesoamerica: Why there is no such thing as 'human sacrifice'
Americas Discussion Group Feb 27, 2018 from 02:45 PM to 03:45 PM Hicks Room, University Centre,
Laura Filloy Nadal, (Instituto Nacional De Anthropologia e Historia) - Embellished to perfection: Jade funerary regalia from the Maya Classic Period
Americas Archaeology Group May 04, 2018 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Dianne Scullin - Making Space for Sound: Multi-Media Performances at Huacas de Moche
Americas Archaeology Group May 30, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Downing Site,
Norman Hammond, (Boston University) - Maya Art and Maya Kingship

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