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.

WILLEKE WENDRICH Presents a Lecture at Harvard on Ancient Apprenticeship

On Wednesday, September 16, Willeke Wendrich, the director of the Cotsen Institute, presented a remote lecture for the Harvard Museums of Science and Culture Program. She discussed the transfer of cultural knowledge in ancient Egyptian society, the social history of learning in ancient Egypt, and what these can teach us in the present.

AMR SHAHAT quoted in Sapiens magazine

AMR SHAHAT, PhD candidate at the Cotsen Institute, has been quoted in the article Pandemic Bakers Bring the Past to Life published in the anthropology magazine Sapiens. The magazine is an independent publication of the Wenner Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research in partnership with the University of Chicago Press.