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Archaeology Now presents Pachamama: The Andean Mother Goddess of Earth & Time at HMNS

Thursday, January 10, 2019 | 6:30 pm


Archaeology Now (the Archaeological Institute of America, Houston Society), along with the Bolivian Consul General of Houston and the Institute of Hispanic Culture, presents a talk as part of its Discover series.

It will explore Pachamama, the mother goddess in the indigenous belief systems of the Andes Mountains.

The discussion will center on how a system belief can help create identity and how worship of this powerful goddess still survives today and binds disparate cultural groups together in the Andean Basin.

The talk will feature Rafael Pablo Antonio Canedo Daroca, Bolivian Ambassador, and Jo Burkholder, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Women’s Studies and Director of the Pachamama Project at the University of Wisconsin.

Yunta Wiñay & Bolivian Culture

Attendees will receive an extra glimpse into Bolivian culture as part of the program.

A boat constructed entirely out of reed from Lake Titicaca in Bolivia, using thousand-year-old techniques, will be on display before it’s installed as a permanent exhibit HMNS.

Named “Yunta Wiñay,” which means friends forever in Quechua language, the boat is a gift from the Bolivian Consulate in Houston.

Following the presentation, a dancer in indigenous costume will perform for the audience.


Tickets are $20; $14 for HMNS and AIA members, before deducting $6 by using promo code AIS$6off. A $4 discount is offered on early bird tickets.

Tickets are available by phone at 713-639-4620 or at the HMNS box office. Provide promo code AIS$6off for a $6 discount on full-priced tickets.

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Thursday, January 10, 2019
6:30 pm
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