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September 2019

PCSNY–September 2019 Lecture

September 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Institute of Fine Arts–NYU, 1 East 78th Street
New York, New York 10075
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American Pompeii: A Collection at the AMNH and the Archaeology of the Antigua Guatemala Valley Oswaldo Chinchilla Mazariegos Associate Professor of Anthropology, Yale University Figure of Woman and Child, from Finca Pompeya, Guatemala, cat. no. 30/5573. American Museum of Natural History, New York. Photograph by Oswaldo Chinchilla Mazariegos. ABSTRACT 1898 has been called “the greatest year” of New York City, marked by the unification of the boroughs and a generalized expansion. The American Museum of Natural History was also in…

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PCSWDC Annual Symposium – Saturday, September 21, 2019

September 21
U.S. Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center DC United States + Google Map
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Announcement September 21 Symposium of Pre-Columbian Society of Washington, DC: “Ancient Mesoamerica through 21st Century Science” The Pre-Columbian Society of Washington, DC will hold its annual, day-long symposium at the U.S. Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center in downtown Washington on September 21, 2019.  This year's symposium will focus on breakthroughs in the frontiers of archaeological knowledge and practice, and will examine how exciting new technologies--including (but not limited to) LIDAR, 3-D imaging, forensic laboratory analysis, and the latest techniques for…

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October 2019

PCSNY–October 2019 Lecture

October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Institute of Fine Arts–NYU, 1 East 78th Street
New York, New York 10075
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This Tortilla is my Body: The Last Supper in Eighteenth-Century Nahuatl Passion Plays Louise M. Burkhart Professor of Anthropology, University at Albany-SUNY Alonso de Molina, Confessionario mayor, en lengua mexicana y castellana, Mexico: Antonio de Espinosa, 1565, 73r. (archive.org; John Carter Brown Library, Brown University) ABSTRACT Colonial Nahuatl Passion plays relived the sequence of events from Jesus Christ’s triumphal entrance into Jerusalem to his agonizing and bloody death. Given Mesoamerican ritual traditions of deity embodiment and sacrifice, for an Indigenous man to…

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December 2019

PCSNY–December 2019 Lecture

December 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Institute of Fine Arts–NYU, 1 East 78th Street
New York, New York 10075
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What was Chavín? New Perspectives from the Edge of the Andean World Michelle Young Ph.D Candidate in Anthropology, Yale University; 2019-2020 Fellow, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collections Ceramic vessel fragment decorated with applique, incision and cinnabar pigment. Atalla (Huancavelica, Peru), 800–500 BC. Photograph by Michelle Young. ABSTRACT For the past century, Chavín has drawn the fascination of both art historians and archaeologists as one of South America’s most mysterious “civilizations.” As the earliest widespread cultural phenomenon in the Andes,…

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January 2020

PCSNY–January 2020 Lecture

January 30, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Institute of Fine Arts–NYU, 1 East 78th Street
New York, New York 10075
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March 2020

PCSNY–March 2020 Lecture

March 5, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Institute of Fine Arts–NYU, 1 East 78th Street
New York, New York 10075
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April 2020

PCSNY–April 2020 Lecture

April 17, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Institute of Fine Arts–NYU, 1 East 78th Street
New York, New York 10075
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