Dialogues between deserts
Environmental and climate-related research has identified both favorable and adverse changes that preceded the existence of human settlements in the present-day Atacama Desert, during the transition from the Pleistocene and Holocene ages, geological periods that extend from 13,000 to 8,000 B.P.
The adaptive and cultural responses that gave rise to early occupations in these complex scenarios will be the focal point of a dialogue from three archeological perspectives: Sarah Baitzel (University of Washington) will address the issue from the perspective of Peru’s extreme southern zone; Calogero Santoro (Universidad de Tarapacá), will speak about the extreme northern zone of Chile; and Lautaro Núñez (Universidad Católica del Norte), will discuss Chile’s central-northern zone.
Archeologist Lautaro Núñez, the recipient of Chile’s National Award in History, holds a PhD in anthropological sciences from the University of Tokyo (Japan) and is a tenured professorRead more
Archaeologist Sarah Baitzel, a native of the United States, received her undergraduate and doctoral degrees from the University of California (United States)…Read more