Sandweiss co-writes monograph, delivers talks in Georgia, Denmark

Dan Sandweiss, professor of anthropology and climate studies, co-wrote a short monograph on the analysis of animal remains and climate change from Siches, an early-to-middle Holocene fishing site he excavated in northern Peru.

“Fishing on the Frontier: Vertebrate Remains from Amotape, Siches, and Honda Phase Occupations at Sitio Siches (Pv 7-19), Perú,” is in the Florida Museum of Natural History Bulletin 56(4):109-181. Authors are Elizabeth J.Reitz, Sandweiss and Nicole R. Cannarozzi.

In mid-January, Sandweiss gave an invited lecture at the University of Georgia titled “Climate, Catastrophe, Collapse? Using Climatic and Cultural History to Understand El Niño’s Role in Ancient Peru.”

And in October, he was an invited participant at a workshop on Catastrophes in Context in Aarhus, Denmark. He spoke about “El Niño as Catastrophe on the Peruvian Coast.”