Sandweiss lectures in Peru, U.S., Chile and co-authors studies
In August, Dan Sandweiss lectured on “El Niño y la arqueología de la costa peruana” at Universidad Nacional Pedro Ruiz Gallo, Lambayeque, Peru and at Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Peru. The professor of anthropology and climate studies was an invited participant to an October workshop on “Collapse! What Collapse? Societal adaptations to abrupt climate changes before global warming,” at the Whitney Humanities Center at Yale University, where he spoke on “El Niño and Collapse on the Peruvian Coast.” In late November/early December, Sandweiss was an invited participant at a workshop on “Trayectorias Históricas de larga duración en Sociedades Cazadoras Recolectoras” in Taltal, Chile. There, he delivered a public lecture on “10,000 años del fenómeno El Niño: Clima y cultura en la costa del Pacífico” and a workshop talk on “Cambios climáticos y culturales en la costa peruana en los primeros milenios a.C.” In 2017, Pankaj Agrrawal, Doug Waggle and Sandweiss published “Suicides as a response to adverse market sentiment (1980–2016)” in PLoS ONE. Also, Kevin Jones, Gregory Hodgins and Sandweiss wrote “Radiocarbon Chronometry of Site QJ-280, Quebrada Jaguay, a Terminal Pleistocene to Early Holocene Fishing Site in Southern Peru” that was published in The Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology. In December, Sandweiss was elected to a three-year term on the Nominating Committee of Section H (Anthropology) of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.