Sacrificing Times: Secrets of Ancient America

The Department of Anthropology presents Dr. Marla Toyne:

Uncovering the Secrets of Ancient America
Orlando Museum of Art

September 5th, 2013
from 5:30-6:30 PM

 Topic – They Were Sacrificing Times: Ritual Violence of the Northern Coast of Peru

The free presentation will help you discover why the Tumi knife was made and used by pre-Incan society during state ceremonies and animal sacrifices.  There will also be a short discussion of the exhibition Art of the Ancient Americas in the Lockheed Martin Gallery.

Immediately following Dr. Toyne’s discussion, will be a tribute to the University of Central Florida.

1st  Thursdays September Event “Eclectic Knights V,” 
6:30-9:00 PM
Free admission to 1st Thursdays will be given to the first 200 people who attend

Dr. Toyne is an assistant professor specializing in bioarchaeology with a regional focus on ancient South American Andean cultures.  She received her Ph.D. in 2009 from Tulane University.  Her research interests include using paleopathology and stable isotope science to explore questions on population health, disease, diet and mobility.  Dr. Toyne works with unique skeletal collections of individuals who met untimely deaths including human sacrifices, executions, and massacres that allow her to explore the interconnecting roles of violence, warfare and ritual in past society through the analysis of patterns of skeletal trauma and mortuary practices.  She joined the UCF faculty in 2011 and teaches Human Origins and Forensic Archaeology Field Methods.

For more information:  UCF Anthro Lecture Announcement


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