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October 2017

PCSWDC October Lecture – Washington, DC

October 13, 2017 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Charles Sumner School, 17th & M Streets, N.W.
Washington, DC, 20036 United States
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Pre-Columbian Society of Washington DC: October Lecture "Incidence of Travel: Recent Journeys in Ancient South America"  Jerry D. Moore, PhD, California State University Dominguez Hills. Archaeological literature originates with travel narratives—accounts by natural historians and engaged travelers—but today narrative is largely absent in the articles, reports, and monographs we archaeologists produce. In my new book, I argue that there is room within our scholarship for the reincorporation of narrative, particularly as a manner of engaging with a broader reading audience.…

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Pre-Columbian Society of the Penn Museum – Oct. lecture

October 14, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Penn Museum (Philadelphia) – Nevil classroom (2nd floor)

Pre-Columbian Society of the Penn Museum October Lecture "Maya Markets, Merchants, and the Muddle in Our Model" Eleanor King, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminology, Howard University October 14, 1:30 PM Until recently, most archaeologists doubted that the prehispanic Maya had markets prior to the Postclassic, C.E 900-1500; very late in their history, just before the Spanish arrived. That may seem odd, as markets occur in most cultures around the world. This scholarly position was shaped…

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PCSNY October Lecture—Terence N. D’Altroy

October 26, 2017 @ 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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Cosmic Order and Inka Rule Terence N. D'Altroy Loubat Professor of American Archaeology & Director of the Center for Archaeology Columbia University Many discussions of Inka rule focus on the domination of millions of people, by imposing military control, establishing sustainable governance, and building a vast support infrastructure. Equally important, however, were the efforts the Inkas made to impose their own notions of cosmic and social order on the world at large. This talk explores how the Inkas thought the world worked…

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November 2017

UPenn Museum lecture: “Evolutionary Genomic Dynamics of Peruvians before, during, and after the Inca Empire”

November 4, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Penn Museum (Philadelphia) – Room 345

November 4, 1:30 PM Pre-Columbian Society of the Penn Museum of Archaeology November Lecture "The Evolutionary Genomic Dynamics of Peruvians Before, During, and After the Inca Empire" Daniel Harris, PhD Candidate, O'Connor Lab; Graduate Program in Molecular Medicine Program in Personalized and Genomic Medicine, Institute for Genome Sciences University of Maryland School of Medicine The Andean region of Peru experienced a dynamic pre-Columbian history which culminated with the Inca Empire. Following the Inca, Spanish conquerors ruled Peru for nearly 300…

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PCSNY November Lecture—Megan O’Neil

November 9, 2017 @ 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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Touch and Tactility in Ancient Maya Art Megan O'Neil Associate Curator of Art of the Ancient Americas Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) This talk examines how the sense of touch is invoked or stimulated in ancient Maya art and writing and in the experience of things. The approach is multifaceted, looking to the pictorial, epigraphic, and archaeological records. To this end, the talk studies images of people holding or touching things, explores the emphasis in Maya writing on…

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Lecture: “Ritual Regalia of the Ancient Moche” feat. Alicia Boswell – Nov. 12, 3:00 PM

November 12, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

November 12, 3:00 PM Archaeology Society of Staten Island & Wagner College Lecture "Ritual Regalia of the Ancient Moche” Dr. Alicia Boswell In the last thirty years archaeological investigations on the north coast of Peru have produced a wealth of new information leading to nuances in our understanding of Moche sociopolitical organization (AD 200-800). These discoveries have included excavations of intact tombs of Moche male and female elites, interred with their ritual regalia and other grave goods. Metal ornaments made…

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December 2017

Lecture: “Complex Connections: A Reexamination of Early Horizon Interaction from the Ceremonial Center of Atalla, Huancavelica” (Pre-Columbian Society of Washington, D.C.)

December 1, 2017 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm

Pre-Columbian Society of Washington DC December Lecture "Complex Connections: A Reexamination of Early Horizon Interaction from the Ceremonial Center of Atalla, Huancavelica" Michelle Young, PhD candidate, Yale University. This presentation will offer results from three seasons of investigations at the virtually unknown site of Atalla, located in the remote highlands of Huancavelica, Peru. Boasting monumental temple construction, a village-sized settlement, and personal adornments used in social differentiation, the site offers the earliest evidence for incipient social complexity in the region…

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Lectures by Dr. Jeff Quilter | Columbia Center for Archaeology event (Fri. 12/8)

December 8, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Columbia Center for Archaeology hosts the final CAA event of the semester, a seminar on Friday, December 8. ALL ARE WELCOME! At 12 noon, in 951 Schermerhorn Ext. "Revisiting a 'Royal' Moche Burial: The Warrior-Priest of Huaca de la Cruz and the Virú Valley Project (A Columbia University Archaeology Legacy)" Professor Jeff Quilter* (Harvard University)

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PCSNY December Lecture—Lawrence Waldron

December 13, 2017 @ 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 Archipelago and the Arc of Time: Continuities across 2,000 Years of Pre-Columbian Caribbean Art Lawrence Waldron Assistant Adjunct Professor City University of New York As archaeological information about the ancient Antilles has become increasingly fine-grained, Caribbean pre-Columbianists have begun moving away from the grand culture histories and stylistic classifications of the region that were first proposed by early twentieth-century archaeologists such as Irving Rouse and José María Cruxent. Among North American pre-Columbianists, only the last five hundred years of…

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February 2018

PCSNY February Lecture—Joanne Pillsbury

February 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

From the Heart of the Andes: On the Making of Golden Kingdoms Joanne Pillsbury Andrall E. Pearson Curator of Ancient American Art The Metropolitan Museum of Art Octopus Frontlet. Gold, chrysocolla, shell. Moche, A.D. 300–600. Peru, La Mina. Museo de la Nación, Lima, Ministerio de Cultura del Perú (MN-14602) This talk provides a behind-the-scenes view of the exhibition Golden Kingdoms: Luxury and Legacy in the Ancient Americas (opening at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on February 28th, 2018), and the international research project…

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