Midwest Conference on Andean and Amazonian Archaeology and Ethnohistory

March 1, 2014


All presentations will be at the UWM Hefter Center. The Hefter Center is located at 3271 N. Lake Drive, a few blocks east of the main UWM campus. There should be ample street parking in the neighborhood around the center — check the street signage for any specific restrictions.

The 42nd Annual Midwest Conference on Andean and Amazonian Archaeology and Ethnohistory will take place on Saturday, March 1st. This year the conference will not extend into Sunday morning; those remaining in town may be interested in the Milwaukee Public Museum’s special exhibit, Body World. The MPM is offering discounted admissions for conference attendees on Friday and Sunday.

The closing reception will be held at the Hefter Center on Saturday evening, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, in conjunction with an informal Fireside Chat. There will be light snacks and a no-host bar.

Friday, Feb 28, 2014

The Milwaukee Public Museum or MPM, located in downtown Milwaukee at 800 W Wells St is offering discounted admission to those attending the MCAAAE during the weekend of Friday Feb 28 to Sunday March 2. The discounted general admission may be purchased for $8. Discounted admission to the special exhibit, Body Worlds, may be purchased for $16, with regular museum admission included. The MPM is open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on both Friday and Sunday.

On Friday afternoon Feb 28 at 1:00pm, 2:00pm and 3:00pm up to 10 attendees each hour will have the opportunity to visit the MPM Anthropology Department's collections research space. This tour will be hosted by MPM Anthropology Collections Manager and Associate Curator, Dawn Scher Thomae. It requires pre-registration by Friday, Feb 21 (contact jhudson@uwm.edu to request a spot, ranking your time preferences). Three MPM Andean collections, one of Moche ceramics, one of Peruvian featherwork, and one of metalwork from the Peruvian North Coast are currently under study by UWM graduate students and will be out for viewing. Dawn will also be available to talk about the other Andean artifacts in the Milwaukee Public Museum collections.

Those visiting the museum exhibits on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday should go to the admission windows for access to the Museum and to request the special conference price; wear your conference name tag or print off a copy of this web page to receive the discount. For those attending the Friday afternoon viewing sessions in the MPM's Anthropology Department, please wait at either 1pm, 2pm or 3pm at the visitor services desk near the staircase.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

9:00-9:20 Registration (free)
Coffee & Pastries

9:20-9:30 Welcome
Jean Hudson and Victor Ponte, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

9:30-9:50 John E. Staller and Sergio Chávez, Central Michigan University
"High Altitude Zea mays L. (Tunqu) Cultivation and Endemism in the Lake Titicaca Basin"

9:50-10:10 Emily Stovel, Ripon College
"Sigamos Interactuando 2: A Collaborative Workshop on Ancient Ceramics"

10:10-10:30 Anna Guengerich, University of Chicago
"Architecture and Organization of Chachapoya Settlements: A View from the Site of Monte Viudo"

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-11:20 Lidio M. Valdez, MacEwan University
"The Use of Coca Leaves in the Peruvian Central Highlands before the Inka"

11:20-11:40 Victor M. Ponte, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
"Preliminary Analysis of Recuay Mortuary Practices in the North Central Highlands of Peru"

11:40-2:00 Lunch Break

2:00-2:20 Jean Hudson, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee,
Brian Billman, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and
Jesus Briceño, Ministerio de Cultura, Perú
"Subsistence Fishing, Past and Present, on the Northern Coast of Peru"

2:20-2:40 Kasia Szremski, Vanderbilt University
"Resource Sharing during the Late Intermediate Period (1100-1470 AD): Evaluating the Relationship between Chancay Settlers and Local Groups in the Huanangue Valley, Peru"

2:40-3:00 Coffee Break

3:00-3:20 Margaret Brown Vega, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
Gerbert Asencios Lindo, Ministerio de Cultura, Perú
"Results from On-going Research on Defensive Landscapes of the Central Coast of Perú: Fortifications in the Pativilca Valley"

3:20-3:40 Amber Anderson, SUNY at Buffalo, Medaille College
"More than Forts: Inca Ideology, Economics, and Warfare in the Pambamarca Fortress Complex, Ecuador"

3:40-4:40 Poster Viewing with Authors Present
Andrea Heile, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and
Danielle Kurin, University of California Santa Barbara
"A Bioarchaeological and Ethnohistoric Study of Trophy Taking among the Chanka of Ancient Peru"

Diane Newbury, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
"Coastal Andean Featherwork – When Birds and Mammals Come Together"

4:40-5:00 Business Meeting

5:00-7:00 Closing Reception & Fireside Chat: Insights from the Field with Jeffrey Parsons and Tom Zuidema
The Fireside Chat is a time to relax and reflect about memorable moments of insight that come from years in the field, and to discuss further the new questions and ideas the papers and posters of this year’s conferencemight add.

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