Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

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Chavín in the South: Archaeological Investigations at Campanayuq Rumi, Peru

February 7th, 2014
4 PM

Location
Dinwiddie Hall Room 102

The Tulane Anthropology Student Association (TASA) will present a talk by Jason Nesbitt, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, entitled: “Chavín in the South: Archaeological Investigations at Campanayuq Rumi, Peru.”

Talk Description:
Located near the town of Vilcashuaman, Campanayuq Rumi is the largest known late Initial Period (1200-800 BC) and Early Horizon (800-200 BC) center in the south central highlands of Peru. The site is also significant because its origin was clearly tied to Chavín de Huántar, one of ancient Peru’s first urban centers. The objective of the 2013 investigations focused on examining the relationship between the two sites through aerial excavations outside of the monumental core. My presentation will specifically focus on excavations of the site’s domestic component. Preliminary analysis suggest that Campanayuq Rumi was an important location for the procurement and processing of obsidian, a critical exchange item within Chavín’s interaction sphere. In addition, I will discuss a unique offering context that sheds some light on domestic ritual practices at Campanayuq Rumi.

A reception will follow. For more information please contact TASA at tulaneasa@gmail.com

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