Chaco and Cahuachi: A Tale of Two Pilgrimage Centers
John Kantner, Vice President for Academic & Institutional Advancement
Colloquium, SAR Boardroom
Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 12:00–1:00 pm, Free
Comparative archaeological investigation of Chaco Canyon in the US Southwest and Cahuachi on the south coast of Peru is providing insights into how large pilgrimage centers develop. More difficult to explain is why they emerge in the first place, but recent empirical and theoretical work is providing some prospective answers to this question.