The Ice Maiden: Inca Mummies, Mountain Gods, and Sacred Sites in the Andes
Dr. Johan Reinhard, Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society and Senior Research Fellow at the Mountain Institute, Washington, D.C.
Wednesday, January 23, 20086:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Lenart Auditorium Fowler Building
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Dr. Reinhard is best known for finding the Inca Ice Maiden on a Peruvian mountaintop in 1995. Since that time he has led expeditions which have resulted in more than a dozen Inca human sacrifices being found on mountain summits in the southern Andes. This research is providing dramatic new insights into the Inca culture, which was one of the most important to develop in the New World. While in Argentina in 1999 he found three of the world's best-preserved mummies on Llullaillaco--at 22,000' the world's highest archaeological site. Dr. Reinhard will describe his experiences and present a brief summary of the latest findings, ranging from the results of DNA studies to the analysis of rare artifacts.
Parking in Lot #4 is $8
(Sunset Blvd. and Westwood Ave.entrance)
Cost : Free Admission
Sponsor(s): , Cotsen Institute of Archaeology and the Natural History Museum