Chavín de Huántar: The Theater of the World Beyond
Chavín de Huántar is a 3000 year old religious pilgrimage center located approximately 3185 m.a.s.l. in the Cajellón de Conchucos, Department of Ancash, Perú. Now a UNESCO world heritage site, Chavín is well known for its' stone-faced monumental temples, ceremonial plazas, lithic art work, plazas, underground galleries and canals, and highly burnished and decorated pottery. This National Geographic documentary goes inside the various temples and underground galleries and canals of Chavin as well as interviews some of the archaeologists currently conducting research there to better understand how Chavín used ritual, hallucinogens, acoustics, and art to become the most important religious center of its time. After the documentary, a light discussion will be lead by Professor Stefanie Bautista (Department of Religion and Classics). Pizza and refreshments will be served.
This event is sponsored by the Department of Religion & Classics and supported by the Center for Education Abroad, and Archaeology, Technology, & Historical Structures.
Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Hutchison Hall, Hubbell Auditorium
Hutchison Hall, Rochester, NY