What can the archaeological and ethnohistorical records tell us about the way people adapt their health beliefs and attitudes to illness in the face of war, dislocation and persecution?

‘MEDICINE’ is a new project funded under the EC Horizon 2020 Marie-Sklodowska Curie Actions, to determine concepts of health and healing from a culturally specific indigenous context, using a framework of interdisciplinary methods which integrates archaeological-historical, ethnographic and modern health sciences approaches.

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82nd Annual Meeting of the SAAs, Vancouver
Wednesday 19th April 2017
Only a week after my return from Lima I was back on the plane again, this time heading way up north to Canada. It felt rather a culture shock, to say nothing of a climatic shock too.
AAL Hechizerías y Idolatrías 3.2
Friday 7th April 2017
In the first week of March I set off for Lima, Peru, to visit the Archivo Histórico Arzobispal de Lima (Historical Archive of the Archbishopric of Lima) in order to search the ethnohistorical record directly for first-hand accounts of indigenous Andean religious specialists, who found themselves
Hacienda Zuleta, Imbabura, Ecuador
Friday 3rd March 2017
The spectacular mountain setting of the huge ramp mound site at Hacienda Zuleta (www.zuleta.com) in Ecuador’s northern sierra, Imbabura province, was the location for my next experience of traditional healing.

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