Amerind Free Online Lecture – Prehistoric Moche Politics and Food Along Peru’s North Coast with George “Wolf” Gumerman, PhD
Amerind Free Online Lecture
Prehistoric Moche Politics and Food Along Peru’s North Coast with George “Wolf” Gumerman, PhD
Saturday, July 23, 2022, 11:00 am – Arizona Time
Sponsored by Desert Diamond Casinos
Join Dr. George “Wolf” Gumerman, PhD as he examines one of the most socially and economically important components of Peru’s Moche culture–the food system. Because food is incredibly social, it reflects sociopolitical organization. Food related data from Moche sites indicate the relative independence and self-sufficiency of Moche households and communities, suggesting a decentralized sociopolitical organization rather than a centralized authority with control over production, distribution, and consumption.
Dr. George “Wolf” Gumerman was the Founding Dean of the Honors College and Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Northern Arizona University. Wolf has a strong interest in food and culture stemming from his 20 years of research on the north coast of Peru and from his interest in sustainable food systems. Wolf often applies his archaeological research to broader societal concerns, including collaborating with the Hopi Cultural Preservation Office to promote cultural preservation. Using archaeology and elder knowledge he worked to connect Hopi youth with their past. The collaboration produced four films and a museum exhibit that present the youth’s perspective on Hopi culture and history. He is Co-founder and past Co-editor for the Journal Heritage Management and publishes primarily on topics related to prehistoric foodways. Wolf has taught a range of interactive courses on composition and literature, archaeology, theory, human evolution and food and culture. He is a Board Member for Friends of the Flagstaff Area National Monuments and also for the Arizona Chapter of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers.
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George “Wolf” Gumerman