4 Field Colloquium Series: "Prehispanic Pilgrimage on the South Coast of Peru: Testing a Costly Signaling Model in Nasca and Ica, Peru"
Monday, September 26, 2016
411 West Hall Map
"For the past several decades, it has been suggested that the prehispanic Nasca culture (ca. 100 BCE – 600 CE) was home to a pilgrimage center, Cahuachi. What is the evidence for this? In this presentation, I take a human behavioral ecology approach to evaluate pilgrimage, an important component of religious behavior cross culturally. I present a working hypothesis that pilgrimage and its associated pilgrimage center emerged on the south coast of Peru as a result of costly signaling behavior. Evidence is presented from excavations at residential sites, including Marcaya, in the southern Nasca region; geochemical analysis of ceramics; a review of the investigations at Cahuachi; and, recent work in the Upper Ica Valley."
|Event Type:||Lecture / Discussion|
|Tags:||AEM Featured, Anthropology|
|Source:||Happening @ Michigan from Department of Anthropology|