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Brown bag lecture: Alicia Boswell, Luxury Object Artisans in the Ancient Andes

Posted by jwalthew
28 Sep 2016 18:19

During her year at BGC as a “Cultures of Conservation” Postdoctoral Fellow Alicia Boswell is collaborating with conservators and curators at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to study a Moche culture metals collection of ritual regalia. In this talk Alicia Boswell will discuss her current project and previous research on the impact of Andean imperial powers on a coca-plant producing community. Coca is a plant that can only be grown in limited ecological niches and is a highly sought-after resource essential to elite strategies of legitimization. The overarching theme between the two projects is their focus on Luxury Object Artisans in the Ancient Andes.

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