What's on: Night Talk: Ritual Violence in Mesoamerica
Join archaeologist Chris Carter as he discusses an area of interest to scholars since the time of the Spanish conquest of the Aztec empire.
- Event Type:
- Special event
- 13 November 2014 to 13 November 2014
- 06.30 PM to 07.45 PM
- Australian Museum, entry via William St
- $30 ($20 Members)
About the talk
Cultural violence in pre-Columbian Mesoamerica has been an area of interest to scholars since the time of the Spanish conquest of the Aztec empire. Violence was manifest in many forms, from self-inflicted blood-letting, to human sacrificial rituals (including men, women and children) and widespread cannibalism. Chris will discuss the archaeological evidence and compares this to the historic record.
About the speaker
After a varied career, ranging from construction work to the public service, Chris graduated from the Australian National University (ANU) in 1994 with a First Class Honours degree in Archaeology. Following graduation, he was awarded an Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship for study toward a Master of Arts degree.
Since graduation he has worked as professional archaeologist, as a consultant on both prehistoric and historic projects as well as casual teaching contracts. He continues to carry out research and is currently involved in the investigation of prehistoric sites in the Atacama region of Northern Chile.
How to book
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