SONIA ZARRILLO co-authors chapter for Dumbarton Oaks publication

Sonia Zarrillo, postdoctoral scholar at the Cotsen Institute, is co-author with Michael Blake of a chapter titled “Tracing the Movement of Ancient Cacao in the Americas: New Approaches” for the upcoming book “Waves of Influence: Revisiting Coastal Connections between Pre-Columbia Northwest South America and Mesoamerica,” to be published by Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C. The chapter grew out of an invited presentation held in October, 2019 during the Dumbarton Oaks Pre-Columbian Symposium and the Joint American Anthropological Association/Canadian Anthropological Society Annual Meeting. These annual meetings provide a forum for the presentation of advanced research and the exchange of ideas on the art and archaeology of the ancient Americas. Zarrillo is the director of the Ancient Agriculture and Paleoethnobotany Laboratory at the Cotsen Institute.