Juan Carlos Vargas Ruiz 17 Mar 2017


a public presentation

Friday, March 17th, at 3:00 pm in the Anthropology Lounge, 3106 WWPH

Juan Carlos Vargas Ruiz

PhD Candidate, University of Pittsburgh 

Investigating the Emergence of Prehispanic Complex Societies in the Llanos of Casanare, Colombia

The earliest complex societies in the South American lowlands followed diverse pathways of development leading to highly varied forms of organization. Archaeological evidence from the Llanos of Casanare documents the conditions under which complex social organization emerged there, and makes it possible to investigate the strategies available to the leaders of prehispanic Casanare communities and to trace the impact of their choices on the development of social complexity in the region.


Location Information

Location: 3106 WWPH - the Anthropology Lounge