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"Sex Pots of Ancient Peru: are they relevant?"

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  • Reception follows in Brooks Hall Commons



While so-called “erotica” are well known from many ancient societies, the Andean ceramic materials are particularly famous and well-studied.  This talk will illustrate the contemporaneous and contrastive Moche (coastal) and Recuay (sierra) ceramic styles from ancient Peru (100-500 AD) to show different conventions of portraying sex acts, and how these are tied to larger social formations of the time.




Event Date: 
Friday, 30 January 2015 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Joan Gero
Speaker Title: 
Associate Professor Emerita, Department of Anthropology, American University