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September 2015

PCSWDC Annual Symposium – Amazonia and the Making of the Andean World

September 26, 2015

The Pre-Columbian Society of Washington, D.C., is now accepting registrations for its 22nd annual symposium, “Amazonia and the Making of the Andean World.” This one-day event will take place at the U.S. Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, September 26, 2015. The results of archaeological work over the last two decades have challenged the traditional view of Amazonia as a refuge for primitive hunters and gatherers living in small roving bands and barely subsisting in the…

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October 2015

PCSNY October Lecture

October 15, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
NYU Institute of Fine Arts, 1 E. 78th St.
New York, NY 10075 United States
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The following lecture will take place at 6 pm on Thursday, October 15th in the Lecture Hall of the Institute of Fine Arts, 1 East 78th Street at Fifth Avenue. A reception with wine and cheese will follow in the Loeb Room. RSVP to info@pcsny.org Amanda Gannaway Lecturer in Discipline, Dept. of Art History & Archaeology, Columbia University "Wendell Bennett and the Search for Middle Chimu" In the spring of 1936 American archaeologist Wendell Bennett spent roughly eight weeks in the Lambayeque Valley…

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December 2016

PCSNY December lecture—Caitlin Earley

December 8, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Pre-Columbian Society of New York invites you to join us for our December lecture: To Have and to Hold: Captive Bodies and Captive Power in Ancient Maya Art Caitlin Earley, Jane and Morgan Whitney Fellow, The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Assistant Professor, University of Nevada, Reno Stripped, humiliated, and often sacrificed, the captive in ancient Maya art acted as a striking symbol of defeat. Captives are a central theme of Maya art in the Late Classic (CE 600–900) period, appearing on…

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February 2017

Lecture by Christopher Morehart at Columbia University

February 8 @ 4:10 pm
Columbia University Department of Anthropology, Room 963 Schermerhorn Extension + Google Map

Columbia University Department of Anthropology Cordially Invites you to attend a Franz Boas Seminar CHRISTOPHER MOREHART (Arizona State University) "Let the Earth Forever Remain" The Materiality of Landscapes and Historin the Northern Basin of Mexico Reception follows in the Robert F. Murphy/Morton H. Fried Department of Anthropology Lounge, Room 465 Schermerhorn Extension

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CANCELLED: PCSNY February lecture

February 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
NYU Institute of Fine Arts, 1 E. 78th St.
New York, NY 10075 United States
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Entangled Tesserae: Looking at Classic Maya Political Society Simon Martin University of Pennsylvania Museum For almost five decades Mayanists have sought an answer to one of the most important but elusive of questions in the field: how were the great cities of the Classic Maya organized politically? Although many of the disagreements have now been put to rest, every advance in our understanding has only brought us fresh challenges, as we seek to know not just the where, when, and…

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Caitlin Early Lecture at the Bard Graduate Center

February 21 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture, 38 W. 86th Street Lecture Hall
New York, NY
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The Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History and Material Culture presents a lecture by Caitlin Earley In Enemy Hands: Captive Bodies in Mesoamerican Art   RSVP at academicevents@bgc.bard.edu  

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Jeffrey Quilter Lecture at the Bard Graduate Center

February 23 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture, 38 W. 86th Street Lecture Hall
New York, NY
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Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History and Material Culture presents a lecture by Jeffrey Quilter (Harvard University)  The Archaeology and History of Colonial Peru: the Case of apagdelena de Cao Viejo   RSVP at academicevents@bgc.bard.edu  

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April 2017

PCSNY April Lecture—Mary E. Miller

April 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
NYU Institute of Fine Arts, 1 E. 78th St.
New York, NY 10075 United States
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The Pre-Columbian Society of New York invites you to join us for our April lecture: Were They Enslaved? Maya Figurines from Jaina and Beyond Mary E. Miller Sterling Professor of History of Art / Senior Director, Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage, Yale University Figurines from the island of Jaina, long admired for their lifelike, poignant, and sometimes-amusing characteristics, reveal a complexity of Maya social life, especially for women, rarely seen in other media, such as painted ceramics or monumental sculpture.…

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