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September 2018

PCSWDC Annual Symposium — Sep. 15, 2018

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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October 2018

Dumbarton Oaks Pre-Columbian Studies Symposium — Oct. 5–6, 2018

October 5 - October 6
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library & Collection, 1703 32nd St NW
Washington, DC, 20007
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Dumbarton Oaks Pre-Columbian Studies Symposium "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,…

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