Doctoral Student ADAM BIRGE
Advisor: Dr. Sonia Alconini
Degrees: BA in anthropology and history, MA in anthropology
Dissertation Topic: I am examining persistence and change of the Sajama landscape in highland Bolivia through two waves of colonialism (Inka c. AD 1450 – 1532 and Spanish 1532-1820). This emphasis on the landscape is primarily focused on movement and settlement patterns. Also investigating current transformations in the landscape and ritual due to tourism and contemporary indigenous movements.
Research Interests: Landscape, settlement patterns, colonialism, historical archaeology, ritual, movement, power, identity, memory
Location of Research: Pueblo Sajama, Bolivia
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