Current Institutional Affiliation
Postdoctoral Scholar, Archaeology Center, Stanford University

Award Information

International Dissertation Research Fellowship 2012
Institutional Affiliation (at time of award):
Anthropology, Vanderbilt University
“Fruit of the Vine, Work of Human Hands”: An Archaeology and Ethnohistory of Labor on the Jesuit Wine Haciendas of Nazca, Peru

This project will archaeologically explore the institutions of coerced labor and slavery and the daily lives and practices of indigenous and African workers and residents on Jesuit wine haciendas in Nazca, Peru’s Ingenio Valley in the 17th and 18th centuries. Through a combination of historical documentation and archaeological evidence the daily lives of the multiple participants of the hacienda system will be reconstructed. This will be the first archaeological project in Peru to explicitly carryout an investigation of Afro-Andean material culture.