Questions of Life and Death in the Moche Culture and Beyond: A Symposium in Homage to Walter Alva

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Saturday, March 11, 2023 - 8:30am to 6:30pm


The Art History Society of Cal State LA would like to extend a warm invitation to our upcoming symposium: "Questions of Life and Death in the Moche Culture and Beyond."

Our 2023 Andean Art Symposium will focus on the Moche Culture, which flourished along the northern coast and valleys of Peru in the Chicama and Trujillo Valleys, between 1 and 750 AD.

Our symposium is in homage to Walter Alva, one of the most distinguished archaeologists in Peru that worked and excavated in the Moche region for 45 years. Among his many achievements are the discovery and excavation of the Royal Tombs of Sipán and the creation of the site museum he directed for 20 years. Alva has become a leading figure in educating the communities of Peru to respect and protect their national patrimony.

Along with Walter Alva, the symposium will host other guest speakers who are among the top scholars in the Andean field. Each speaker will explore the diverse aspects of Moche archaeology and art, a legacy influential to the development of later cultures, such as the Huari, Sicán, Chancay, and Chimú.

Please RSVP through Eventbrite to confirm your attendance. We look forward to seeing you at this event!




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