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Seminars, Symposia, and Academic Conferences

Saturday, November 29, 2014
International Symposium "Comparative Studies among the Formative Period Cultures in the Andes"

  • Date: Saturday, November 29, 2014
  • Venue: Conference Room 6, National Museum of Ethnology
  • Inquiries: 10-1 Senri Expo Park, Suita, Osaka 565-8511, Japan
    Tel: +81-(0)6-6878-8252
    e-mail: sekiken [at]
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10:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. “Introduction” 
Yuji Seki (National Museum of Ethnology)
10:20 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. "Dietary Change in the Late Formative Period"
Mai Takigami (Yamagata University), Minoru Yoneda (The University of Tokyo)
11:20 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. "Burnt Palms and Cultivated Corn: Macrobotical and Phytolith Evidence from Chavín de Huántar"
Matthew Sayre (University of South Dakota)
12:20 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. "Hunting to Herding: Understanding the Subsistence Change in the Formative Period"
Kazuhiro Uzawa (University of East Asia)
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. "Meat on the Bone, Meat out of the Bone: Ch'arki and Bone Tools at Chavín de Huántar"
Silvana A. Rosenfeld (University of South Dakota)
3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Break
3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. "Bioarchaeology of human skeletal remains from Pacopampa in the northern highland of Peru"
Tomohito Nagaoka (St. Marianna University School of Medicine)
4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. "The 2014 Field Season in Chavín de Huántar: Implications for Chavín-Period Ritual Architecture and Activity"
John Rick (Stanford University), Rosa Grimalda Mendoza Fernandez de Rick (Stanford University)
5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Discussion