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Sacred Spaces and Human Sacrifice: The Nasca Lines in their Cultural and Religious Context
Start Date: 3/11/2014Start Time: 7:30 PM
End Date: 3/11/2014End Time: 9:00 PM

Event Description
Dr. Christina Conlee
Professor of Anthropology
Texas State University
Dr. Christina Conlee will present a lecture on the Nasca Lines of southern Peru, which have long been an enigma for archaeologists and lay people alike. Many theories have been proposed about what they were used for and why they were constructed. In the last 20 years archaeologists have learned much more about the ancient Nasca people and we are now able to understand the lines as an important part of their religion. These were sacred places where ceremonies were performed and offerings were made to ensure fertility and the continuation of society.
Location Information:
*WU Campus - Law School  (View Map)
245 Winter Street SE
Salem 97301
Phone: 503-370-6380
Room: 201 -- Paulus Lecture Hall
Contact Information:
Name: April Miller
Phone: 503.370.6920
Email: cmiller@willamette.edu
Headles Burial
Admission / Ticket Info:
FREE
Event Sponsor(s):
Center for Ancient Studies and Archaeology
Salem Society of the Archaeological Institute of America
Latin American Studies Program

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