Carrying Coca: 1,500 Years of Andean Chuspas considers how two components of Andean life—coca leaves and hand-woven textiles—are brought together in the small bag called a chuspa and examines this traditional object in changing cultural and economic contexts. Curated by Nicola Sharratt, this groundbreaking exhibition highlights the tension between tradition and innovation surrounding these socially important woven objects by presenting chuspas not as representations of a static, indigenous heritage but as the embodiment of social and economic change. Click here to learn more!
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Important Future Dates: Visit The Archaeological Institute of America for ongoing archaeological news and make your plans to join us for the forthcoming Annual Meetings.