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September 2018

Symposium, in association with Taíno exhibit at NMAI-Heye, NY

September 8 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
National Museum of the American Indian-NY, One Bowling Green
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A symposium scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. will feature diverse scholars, as well as presenters from the Taíno community, to address the history and future directions of the movement, in addition to topics like genealogy and genetic testing as methods for documenting Native presence in the Caribbean. Further details and registration information will be available on the museum’s website, AmericanIndian.si.edu. In conjunction with the exhibition “Taíno: Native Heritage and Identity in the Caribbean," at…

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PCSWDC Annual Symposium

September 15
U.S. Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center DC United States + Google Map

Pre-Columbian Society of Washington, D.C. September 15 Symposium The annual symposium of the Pre-Columbian Society/D.C. will take place in Washington on Saturday, September 15, 2018.  This year’s  symposium title is “The Peopling of the Americas: Recent Research and Perspectives.”  Six archaeologists and geneticists will address the still controversial topic of when and how people first arrived in the New World, their migration routes, and the process by which they spread throughout the North and South American continents. David Meltzer of…

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Performance: Living Quipu by Cecilia Vicuña (Brooklyn Museum)

September 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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In conjunction with her special exhibition Disappeared Quipu, artist Cecilia Vicuña creates a participatory, improvisational poetry performance, weaving elements of spoken word, chant, and storytelling. Free with Museum admission, but RSVP strongly encouraged. To request accommodations such as assistive listening devices and ASL interpretation, email us at access@brooklynmuseum.org.

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October 2018

Dumbarton Oaks Pre-Columbian Studies Symposium

October 5 - October 6
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library & Collection, 1703 32nd St NW
Washington, DC, 20007
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"Reconsidering the Chavín Phenomenon in the Twenty-First Century" Richard L. Burger and Jason Nesbitt, Symposiarchs Chavín de Huántar has long been considered crucial to understanding the emergence of ancient Andean civilization during the late Initial Period (1100–800 BCE) and Early Horizon (800–400 BCE). The site is perhaps best known as a ceremonial center that consisted of a temple core with monumental platforms, interior galleries, and plaza spaces, as well as finely carved stone sculpture. However, Chavín de Huántar was not…

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