Embassy of Ecuador in Japan Pottery Donation Commemorative Ceremony and Lecture


Date: Friday March 29, 2024 14:00-15:20 (Doors open at 13:45)
Venue: Intermediatheque 2F Lecture Theatre [ACADEMIA]
Admission: Free (no reservation required). The number of seats is limited to 48. Your understanding is appreciated.
Language: Japanese, partially in English (accompanied by English-to-Japanese interpretation)
Organizer: The University Museum, the University of Tokyo (UMUT)
Supported by: Embassy of Ecuador in Japan

In commemoration of the donation of ancient pottery replica from the Embassy of Ecuador in Japan to the University Museum, the University of Tokyo (UMUT), a special ceremony and lecture will be held.
A human-faced stirrup bottle containing cacao starch was discovered at the Santa Ana-La Florida site in southeastern Ecuador. Traces of cacao utilization dating back approximately 5,300 years have been found at this site, drawing attention as a potential indication of the world’s oldest consumption of cacao.
The ceremony will feature the donation ceremony of the stirrup bottle replica produced in Ecuador. In the latter half, Assistant Professor Yuko Kanezaki from the museum will deliver a lecture on “Ancient Ecuadorian Pottery and the University of Tokyo Collection” (in Japanese).

Photography, filming, and recording of the event:
- This event will be photographed and filmed by the organizer. Photographs may be made public by the organizer and speakers in the future through publications and the Internet. No videos will be made public.
- Visitors are not allowed to take photographs, videos, or recordings during the event.
Thank you for your understanding.

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