Western Nevada College Anthropology Professor Hal Starratt, Ph.D., will offer a presentation on Peruâ€™s ancient civilizations, as part of the Frances Humphrey Lecture Series. The event is on Thursday, May 28, at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City.
Starrattâ€™s â€œAndean Prehistory: The Archaeology of Ancient Civilizations in Peruâ€ lecture looks beyond the Inca civilization in South America. Specifically, he will discuss the history of the MochÃ© culture, which flourished for more than 800 years.
Starratt began his archaeological career working at classic Mayan sites in Mexico and Honduras. In 2002, he accepted an invitation to work at the MochÃ© site of El Brujo on the northern coast of Peru. That began a six-year study of ancient Andean civilizations.
His work included recording and photographing delicate murals adorning the MochÃ© pyramids, and excavating a sacred well site at El Brujo.
The presentation will include some outstanding photography.
Doors open at 6 p.m. and attendees are advised to arrive early. There is no charge for museum members, $8 for adults, and free to children 17 and under. For more information, contact Deborah Stevensen at email@example.com or 775-687-4810, ext. 237.