Andean Lab

Image credit: Seated male figure bottle, Wari (600-1000 AD), ceramic, Fowler Museum X86.3790

Andean Lab: Room A332
Faculty Director: Stella Nair
Affiliated Researcher/Lab Manager: Paul Burtenshaw
Lab Coordinators: Louise Deglin and Georgi Kyorlenski
Graduate Students: Louise DeglinKevin HillTerrah JonesGeorgi KyorlenskiAlba Menéndez Pereda
Alumni: Jacob Bongers

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Image credit: Paul Burtenshaw / Sustainable Preservation Initiative

“Guaman Poma, La Nueva Cronica”, Image: 377 [379], Title  "DEFVNTO GVAINA CAPAC INGA, ILLAPA [el rayo] / Lo lleuan a enterrallo al Cuzco. / Traen el defunto de Quito a enterralle a su bóbeda rreal. / del Cuzco/CONQVISTA/ illapa /“

Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology at UC-Berkeley, Catalogue No. 4-5019

Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology at UC-Berkeley, Catalogue No. 4-5019 (Georgi Kyorlenski)

The Andean Lab is directed by Stella Nair, Associate Professor of Indigenous Arts of the Americas in the Department of Art History. Nair has worked in the Peruvian and Bolivian Andes and currently has projects in the Cuzco area.  Her graduate students working in Peru also conduct research in the facilities.  Current projects include Inca Architecture, Central Coast Textile Dyes, Chincha Mortuary Practices, Wari Ceramics, and community development.

Also housed in the Andean Lab, the Andean Working Group draws scholars from across Southern California to the UCLA campus for meetings focused on current research in Andean archaeology, art history, anthropology, and history. Louise Deglin and Georgi Kyorlenski are co-organizing the working group for the 2019-20 academic year.

Banner image credit: X65.8730 Panel with crowned figures bearing staffs. Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of the Wellcome Trust.

Image credit: Paul Burtenshaw / Sustainable Preservation Initiative

Image credit: Jacob Bongers