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Peru: Tierra de los Inkas….

Hi! I’m an historical anthropologist and archaeologist studying Spanish colonialism and religious encounters in the Southern Peruvian Andes. And, I’m ecstatic to be contributing to Pterodáctilo! Guiding these current entries is the fact that I will be studying Quechua in Cusco throughout the coming weeks and months. The past few

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Mapping the New World

I am addicted to digital archives. This morning on a whim, I clicked on a link from U.T.’s Harry Ransom Center. I spent the next several hours absorbed in the facsimiles of the maps from the Kraus Collection, a private collection that spans the 16th-18th centuries. The earliest map, dated 1545,

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