Lecture Series
February 8th, 2020

Lecture - Beyond the Nazca Lines

Lecture - Beyond the Nazca Lines

By Hendrik van Gijseghem
Saturday, February 8, 2020
In English, 1 pm
In French, 3 pm
360° Space, 4th floor, 165 Place D’Youville, Old Montréal

For nearly a millennium, the Andean people created huge shapes in the hot and rocky coastal desert in southern Peru. Collectively called geoglyphs, these forms have fascinated the world for a century and given rise to many hypotheses about how and why they were made. However, we are generally less curious about the people responsible for these feats. In this lecture, we will examine the origin and nature of the Nazca society. We will see how these geoglyphs were an expression of this population and facilitated its existence in a difficult environment where cooperation was necessary for survival. Don't miss this unique lecture as part of The Incas, Treasures of Peru exhibition at Pointe-à-Callière.

About Hendrik van Gijseghem
Hendrik Van Gijseghem has been practising archaeology since 1995. He has a bachelor's and master's from Université de Montréal and a PhD from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has led many research projects in different regions in Quebec and Peru, including the Peruvian Ica and Nazca valleys. For more than a decade, he has taught archaeology at several Canadian and American universities. He has been in charge of archaeology and history projects at Pointe-à-Callière since 2017.

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