On Thursday, October 10, Jo Osborn, a doctoral candidate at the University of Michigan Department of Anthropology, will speak in the Whitney Auditorium (Room 1315, School of Education Building) at noon as part of the UMMAA Brown Bag Lecture Series.

Osborn will discuss recent findings at the site of Jahuay, which is 20 km north of the Chincha Valley in Peru. Multiple occupations at the site span two millennia, and the Proyecto de Investigación Arqueológica de Jahuay has recently uncovered burials from multiple late prehispanic contects. Osborn will present ongoing research into these mortuary traditions and their link with the mortuary patterns found in the Chincha Valley, which demonstrate the persistence of social and political ties between Jahuay and the valley.

The Museum’s Brown Bag Lecture Series is free and open to the public.