Submitted by Tammy Herron and Jack Wynn
On Wednesday, March 6th, Dr. Constanza Ceruti, an Argentine high-altitude archaeologist and National Geographic Emerging Explorer, was the guest speaker at the University of North Georgia (UNG) campus in Dahlonega. Dr. Ceruti discussed the burial rituals of the Inca and pre-Inca mummies found high in the Andes of Argentina. As Dr. Jack Wynn exclaimed, “this is exotic archaeology!” Dr. Ceruti will be speaking in various places during her visit to the U.S., and Dr. Alvaro Torres-Calderon arranged to have her speak at UNG. Her visit was made possible by a number of entities, including the Blue Ridge Archaeology Guild, a chapter of the SGA located in Dahlonega.
According to Dr. Wynn, “The place was jammed, and some folks who came, even on time, were left out by the crowd who were three deep in the back!” For more information about Dr. Ceruti’s talk and visit to UNG, click here.