Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

From the Tulane Liberal Arts Newsletter: Peruvian Archaeology Brings Scholars to Japan

April 18th, 2017

By Jason Nesbitt
Assistant Professor of Anthropology

“During the recent spring break, Elizabeth Boone (Art), John Verano, Tatsuya Murakami, and I (Anthropology) visited Japan as part of an academic exchange with Yamagata University. Our visit was supported by a grant from the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science awarded to Professor Masato Sakai of Yamagata University. Thanks to the efforts of Sakai, Yamagata University has become a leading center for the study of Peruvian archaeology. Sakai currently directs a large, well-funded project dedicated to the study of the famous Nazca Lines. Yamagata University currently boasts a major research institute in Nazca, Peru, and produces a peer-reviewed journal titled Peruvian Archaeology. Our invitation to present our research was part of a larger mandate to promote international collaboration.”

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Peru + People
Elizabeth Boone
Martha and Donald Robertson Chair in Latin American Studies - Newcomb Art Department