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Buildings for the Dead: Constructing Social Order and Concealing Social Change in the Late Prehispanic Andes

Join the Archaeology, Technology, and Historical Structures Program for a public lecture by anthropological bioarchaeologist Matthew C. Velasco, assistant professor of anthropology at Cornell University.

In his talk, Velasco will draw on his recent research in the Colca Valley of southern Peru to provide a fine-grained accounting of the prominently place sepulchers known as chullpas.. Although chullpas, along with hilltop fortifications, are often seen as symptomatic of a fragmented social landscape, few researchers have explicitly tested this assumption, and even fewer have analyzed the remains of those who dwelled in these mortuary buildings.

Refreshments will be provided. 

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Rush Rhees Library, Gamble Room
755 Library Road, Rochester, NY 14626

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Lectures and Talks


Faculty, Students, Staff


multidisciplinary studies




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(585) 276-5305

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