Friday Seminar: Thomas Wake
October 29, 2010 04:00 PM
October 29, 2010 06:00 PM
October 29, 2010
from 04:00 pm to 06:00 pm
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|Contact Name||Lana Martin|
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Consuming Panamá: A Brief Overview of Human Subsistence in Pre-Columbian Lower Central America
By Thomas A. Wake, Director of the Zooarchaeological Laboratory, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA
The opening lecture for our series will examine the trajectory of plant domestication in lower Central America. Dr. Thomas Wake will discuss how zooarchaeological and macrobotanical evidence contribute to a comparison of subsistence strategies on the Pacific and Atlantic coasts of Panamá, focusing on the relationship between modes of food consumption and socio-political development. This talk will also present preliminary results from recent fieldwork conducted at archaeological sites in Boca del Drago and Finca Caracoles.
Part of the Fall 2010 series "Food for Thought: The Archaeology of Diet and Subsistence." Guest scholars explore approaches to and methods of investigating the foodways of past human societies.