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Lecture: Inca concepts of sacred space in ethnohistory, ethnography and archaeology

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Thursday 18 November, 18.30
Stevenson Lecture Theatre, British Museum
£5, Members and concessions £3
Professor R Tom Zuidema, University of Illinois, examines the Inca concept of sacred space (ushnu) in ethnohistory, ethnography and archaeology. Followed by a drinks reception.

Ushnu en Kero - Colin McEwan

Image: Inca wooden drinking beaker (kero) with ushnu symbol. Peru, late 17th–early 18th century. From the British Museum.

This event is the keynote lecture for the conference:
Inca ushnus: landscape, site and symbol in the Andes
Friday 19 – Sunday 21 November 2010
Stevenson Lecture Theatre, British Museum
Each day: £20, Members and concessions £15

The conference focuses on the Inca Empire, c. AD 1400–1532, to examine the role of the sacred centre ushnu in Inca statecraft. Archaeological, ethnographic and ethnohistoric approaches illustrate the role that ushnu platforms played in Andean political and sacred geography and their relevance today.

Conference organised and funded by the British Museum; The Institute for the Study of the Americas, University of London; The Landscape and Environment Programme of the Arts and Humanities Research Council; Royal Holloway, University of London; The Sainsbury Research Unit for the Arts of Africa, Oceania & the Americas, University of East Anglia; The School of Advanced Studies, University of London; the Universidad Nacional de San Cristobal de Huamanga; and the University of Reading.

Links about:
Inka Ushnus.Landscape, site and symbol in the Andes

A conference at the British Museum:
Inca ushnus: landscape, site and symbol in the Andes

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CONFERENCIA: Inca concepts of sacred space in ethnohistory, ethnography and archaeology.

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