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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
Roundtable: Entanglements in current end-gendered pasts discourse in the Americas Wednesday, 18 October, 2023 - 16:30 to 18:00 Americas Archaeology and Multidimensional Dialogues Community
Rethinking gender and female bodies in archaeological praxis Wednesday, 1 November, 2023 - 16:00 to 18:00 Beatriz Marin-Aguilera (Liverpool); Francisca Moya (Barcelona)
Indigenous and African-descended Women, Alcohol, and the Material Culture of Political Power in the early modern Leeward Islands Wednesday, 15 November, 2023 - 16:00 to 18:00 Lila O’Leary Chambers (University of Cambridge)
Patrimonialising the ‘mestizo gaze’: cultural heritage (patrimonio cultural), ‘race’, and gender in Mexico Wednesday, 29 November, 2023 - 16:00 to 18:00 Abeyami Ortega (University of Manchester)
Reintroducing native cottons of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia: lessons learned and future horizons Wednesday, 17 January, 2024 - 16:00 to 17:00 Santiago Giraldo (World Monuments Fund)
Film and Q&A session in collaboration with the Egyptian World Seminar Series: Film: From Sudan to Argentina Wednesday, 24 January, 2024 - 16:00 to 18:00 Ricardo Preve (Filmmaker, photographer, and activist)
Looking at Andean South America from new lenses: Inka Architecture & Asymmetrical codependencies Wednesday, 14 February, 2024 - 16:00 to 18:00 Prof. Bil Sillar (University College London) and Christian Mader (University of Bonn)
Between Créolité and Indigeneity: Social movements for reviving French and Creole in Louisiana Wednesday, 21 February, 2024 - 16:00 to 17:00 Oliver Mayeux (JRF, Trinity College, Cambridge)
The River Flow Memory Book Project: integrating local and academic knowledge to study human/rivers entanglement in central Nicaragua Wednesday, 6 March, 2024 - 16:00 to 17:00 Irene Torregianni (University of Oxford)
Wari People: Fiction and personal memoir as a way to tell local stories Tuesday, 12 March, 2024 - 16:00 to 17:00 Prof. Aparecida Vilaça (Simón Bolívar Chair, CLAS, Cambridge)