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UCF Science Cafe
Massacre in the Mountains: A Bioarcheological Investigation at Kuelap, Peru
J. Marla Toyne, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Director of the Laboratory for Bioarchaeological Sciences
UCF Department of Anthropology
6:30 p.m. Networking, drinks and appetizers
7:00 p.m. Talk begins
Some archaeological discoveries tell us shocking stories about the past. Sometime during the late pre-Hispanic period (~AD 1500), over 100 individuals were killed at the southern end of the monumental community of Kuelap. Using a forensic-like approach, this presentation investigates the evidence for cause of death, victim identity and the possible motivation behind this mass death that signaled the end of Kuelap.
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