Sociology and Anthropology speaker series continues today at 4 p.m.

The Sociology and Anthropology Speaker Series continues today, Wednesday, Nov. 7, when Dr. Richard J. Chacon, an associate professor of anthropology at Winthrop University, speaks  in the Shawkey Dining Room of the Memorial Student Center (2E28).  The presentation and discussion will run from 4 to 6 p.m.

Chacon’s presentation is titled “Conservation or Resource Maximization?  Analyzing Subsistence Hunting Among the Achuar of Ecuador.”  In this presentation,he will discuss findings from his extensive anthropological fieldwork experience among the indigenous peoples of South America.

Chacon has conducted anthropological investigations throughout Latin America, documenting the subsistence patterns and belief systems of the Yanomamö of Venezuela,  the Yora of Peru and the Achuar (Shiwiar) of Ecuador.  He has also examined ritual violence among the Otavalo and Cotacachi Indians of Highland Ecuador.

The presentation is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.  For more information, contact Dr. Brian A. Hoey at