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Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 6:30pm
Ithaca College, Center for Natural Science (CNS), 208
Dr. Dana Bardolph, the Hirsch Postdoctoral Associate at the Cornell Instute of Archaeology and Material Studies will give a talk at the meeting of the Finger Lakes Chapter of the New York State Archaeological Association
Thursday Dec. 7th, 6:30 pm at Ithaca College, Center for Natural Science(CNS), Room 208
"Exploring Farming, Foraging, and Daily Life in the Moche World”
The Moche civilization of northern Peru is one of the best-known and most intensely studied archaeological cultures of the ancient New World, characterized by elaborately decorated temple complexes, wealthy elite burials, and exquisite ceramics found over ten river valleys on the desert coast. Often overlooked, however, is the labor of men, women, and children in rural households that supported the growth and florescence of this complex society. Recent excavations by the Moche Origins Project afford a closer look at the daily lives and domestic labor practices of the pre-Hispanic occupants of the Moche Valley of north coastal Peru. I discuss my analysis of data from these excavations, including ancient plant remains, to reveal how shifts in ancient agricultural strategies influenced the development of political complexity in the Moche world.
Meetings of the Finger Lakes Chapter of the New York State Archaeological Association are free and open to the public. regularly held at Ithaca College, where there is plenty of free parking. We hope you will attend what looks to be a great talk!