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Tales from the Field: Doing Research in Peru in a Time of Terrorism, Cholera, and Hyper-Inflation

October 12 at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

 

About the Speaker

Brian Billman
Associate Professor

Area of Interest:
Archaeology of Chiefdoms and States, Political Economy, Human Violence, the Evolution of Human Behavior, Heritage Preservation, Settlement Pattern Analysis, the prehistory of the Andes and the American Southwest.

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In the fall of 1990, Brian Billman and Laurie King-Billman arrived in Peru, where Brian was going to do fieldwork for a PhD dissertation on the origins of the Moche State (AD 200-800). Although the PhD proposal did not survive the first week of fieldwork, they managed to survive 13 months of economic chaos caused by “Fujishock”, strikes, protests, the guerilla insurgency, a close encounter with the Peruvian army in the field, and a cholera epidemic.

They returned home with enough data to eventually complete the dissertation and with their daughter, Sara, born by Laurie during the epidemic.

Details

Date:
October 12
Time:
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://researchweek.unc.edu/event/tales-from-the-field-2022/

Venue

Alumni Building, Room 308
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States + Google Map

Organizer

Department of Anthropology
Phone:
+1.919.962.1243
Email:
anthropology@unc.edu
Website:
http://anthropology.unc.edu/