The Mismeasure of Inca Skulls: American Anthropology’s Peruvian Foundations

Tuesday, March 26, 2024 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Henry R. Luce Hall LUCE, 202 See map
34 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511

Dr. Christopher Heaney (YC ‘03) is an assistant professor of Latin American History at the Pennsylvania State University (University Park). He is the author of two books: Empires of the Dead: Inca Mummies and the Peruvian Foundations of American Anthropology (Oxford University Press, 2023), and Cradle of Gold: The Story of Hiram Bingham, a Real-Life Indiana Jones, and the Search for Machu Picchu (Palgrave MacMillan, 2010), a history of the conflict between Peru and Yale over the excavation and possession of the burials of Machu Picchu.

Lunch will be served.

Part of the Latin american History Speaker Series.