Anthropology Lecture Series: Negotiating Inka and Spanish Colonialism in an Upper Amazonian Community


Nov. 7, 2022, 11:30am to 12:30pm

Campus Location

Office/Remote Location

BEH-216 or virtual


The UNLV Department of Anthropology's Fall 2022 Proseminar Lecture Series invites Dr. James Crandall from CSU Sacramento State  to present their research on Negotiating Inka and Spanish Colonialism in an Upper Amazonian Community. 

This talk will focus on the archaeological research at Purun Llacta de Soloco, Amazonas, Peru. Recent research suggests the site was the center of a large network of Chachapoya communities whose history reflects the many social and political changes that occurred in the Upper Amazon from 100 BCE – 1650 CE. Chachapoya history has largely been written as being peripheral to the broader world of the eastern Andes. Archaeological and historical data will situate these changes in the broader context of the Chachapoya region by examining changes in social practices and social spaces at the community of Purun Llacta de Soloco under Inka and Spanish Colonialism.

Admission Information

This event is open to the public. Please join us in-person or participate virtually after registering.

Contact Information

Department of Anthropology
Heather Nepa