John Verano <firstname.lastname@example.org forwards this call for papers from Peter
Eeckhout <email@example.com>. The symposium will be part of a conference to
be held April 2-5, 2008, in Belgium. -Dan
The symposium Funerary Practices and Patterns in Ancient South America will
take place at the 2008 meeting of the Red Europea de Estudios Amerindios in
Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium. The focus of the symposium will be funerary
context studies from all time periods in South America.
The number of burials excavated in South America has increased exponentially
over the past 20 years. The diversity of finds has permitted major advances
in all fields concerned with the study of tombs and human remains, from
palaeopathology to social organisation and economics, as well as development
of stylistic and temporal chronologies. The aim of this symposium is to
unite all the investigators at the congress who are working in any area of
funerary archaeology and its allied
fields. Both theoretical and practical aspects will be addressed, ranging
from peri-mortem treatment of the body to tomb/cemetery organisation and
ascertaining the nature of relationships that existed between the realms of
the living and the deceased in South American societies. We encourage the
presentation of unedited work, works in progress and any original studies,
be they methodological or theoretical.
For the pre-registration form and further details, please visit the SAB
We will also be glad to answer general questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested, please submit a tentative paper title and short
abstract as soon as possible for inclusion in this symposium. In addition,
please forward this to any other scholar who may be interested.
(Dpt Histoire, Art, & Archéologie, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)
Lawrence Stewart Owens
(Bioarchaeology Section, Birkbeck College FCE, University of London, UK)