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Department of Archaeology


This group is open to anyone interested in archaeological and anthropological research projects throughout the Americas.  Presentations are given by research students, postdocs, visiting scholars and lecturers from the UK and overseas institutions

The Americas Archaeology Group is funded by the Centre for Latin American Studies. Their support is gratefully acknowledged.

The Multidimensional Dialogues (MD)Research Network is an exciting new research series that will run during 2022-23, sponsored by the Cambridge Research in Arts Social Sciences and History (CRASSH) and the Americas Archaeology Group at the University of Cambridge’s Department of Archaeology. Our network is working towards strengthening world-class scholarship on the study of the Americas. Please see our CRASSH research network landing page Multi-Dimensional Dialogues: Entangling the Americas’ Pasts, Presents and Futures - CRASSH ( for more information.  

The Americas Archaeology Group organisers are Jimena Lobo Guerrero Arenas, Camila Alday, Jasmine Vieri, Chike Pilgrim, Oliver Antczak, and Joshua Fitzgerald.

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Jasmine Vieri
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Events In This Series For This Academic Year

Session Name Date Event speaker
Opening Social Wednesday, 18 January, 2023 - 16:30 to 18:30 Americas Archaeolgy Group and Multidimensional Dialogues CRASSH Team
Ecologies (Michaelmas Rescheduled Dialogue) Wednesday, 25 January, 2023 - 16:30 to 18:30 Nataly Allasi Canales (University of Copenhagen) & Justin Jennings (ROM, University of Toronto)
Echoes of the Past (Sound/Musicality) Tuesday, 31 January, 2023 - 16:30 to 18:30 Miriam A. Kolar (CCRMA, Stanford University) and Dianne Scullin (University of Bristol)
POSTPONED Recovering Scents & Lingering Tastes (Scent/Smellscapes/Taste) Wednesday, 15 February, 2023 - 16:30 to 18:30 Celine Erauw (University of Cambridge) & Christina Gish Hill (Iowa State University)
POSTPONED Archaeologies in Sight (Sight/Visuality) Tuesday, 28 February, 2023 - 16:30 to 18:30 Élodie Dupey Garcia (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) & Marcela Sepúlveda (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)
CANCELLED (see next event) Sensory Overload: Double Dialogue Wednesday, 15 March, 2023 - 14:00 to 19:00 (see next event)
UPDATE Sensory Overload: Sight, Scents, and Tastes Wednesday, 15 March, 2023 - 17:00 to 19:00 Élodie Dupey García (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México), Christina Gish Hill (Iowa State University), and Céline Erauw (Cambridge)
Past: Technologies of the pre-Hispanic and Colonial Americas Wednesday, 26 April, 2023 - 17:00 to 19:00 Lina Campos Quintero (Museo del Oro), Marianne Sallum (Lisboa, São Paulo)
How humans have transformed the Atacama Desert from the late Pleistocene to the present Thursday, 27 April, 2023 - 15:00 to 16:00 Calogero M. Santoro (Universidad de Tarapacá)
Present: Modern-day industry, procurement and production Wednesday, 10 May, 2023 - 17:00 to 19:00 Ryan Cecil Jobson (University of Chicago)
Future: Sustaining technological knowledge and practice Wednesday, 24 May, 2023 - 17:00 to 18:00 Manuel Arroyo Kalin (University College London)
Connecting technologies: A roundtable discussion Tuesday, 30 May, 2023 - 17:00 to 19:00 Jimena Lobo Guerrero Arenas (Cambridge), Marcos Martinón-Torres (Cambridge)