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May 2019

PCSNY May lecture – Richard Diehl

May 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Institute of Fine Arts–NYU, 1 East 78th Street
New York, New York 10075
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Water in Ancient Mesoamerican Life and Cosmovision Richard A. Diehl Professor Emeritus, Department of Anthropology University of Alabama Unknown Nahua artist, Chalchiuhtlicue (Goddess of Water), Preconquest or Early Colonial. Codex Borbonicus, p. 5. Screenfold manuscript, panel 39 x 39.5 cm. Bibliothèque de l'Assemblée Nationale, Paris. Water is essential for all life, including humans. Today we attempt to control water primarily through technological approaches. Ancient Mesoamericans employed both technology and religious beliefs and practices to obtain an abundant supply of this precious liquid. My…

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