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PCSNY December Lecture

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 … Continue reading

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PCSNY November Lecture

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 … Continue reading

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PCSNY October Lecture

Cosmic Order and Inka Rule Terence N. D’Altroy Loubat Professor of American Archaeology and 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, … Continue reading

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PCSNY September Lecture

Migration or Imitation? The Anomalous Appearance of Maya-Style Murals at the Central Mexican Site of Cacaxtla Andrew D. Turner Postdoctoral Associate in Art of the Ancient Americas, Yale University Art Gallery Since their discovery in the mid 1970s, the Maya-style … Continue reading

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Announcing the 2017–2018 PCSNY lecture schedule

It is our great pleasure to share with you the full schedule for the 2017–2018 Pre Columbian Society of New York lecture series: Sep. 14, 2017—Andrew D. Turner, Postdoctoral Associate in the Art of the Ancient Americas, Yale University Art … Continue reading

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THE AMERICAS AT THE MET—Friday, May 5, 2017 (10:00 a.m.)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents The Spring Fellows Colloquia: The Americas at The Met Friday, May 5, 2017 (10:00 am–1:30 pm) SESSION 1   10:00 A.M. Moche Metals at The Met: Ideology, Iconography, and Technology Alicia Boswell, Andrew W. Mellon Fellow … Continue reading

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Sarah Clayton–NYC AIA Lecture on Teotihuacan

April 26, 6:30 PM “The End of Teotihuacan: Perspectives on Urban Life, Collapse, and Regeneration from beyond the Ancient Metropolis” Sarah Clayton abstract: The first millennium CE witnessed the growth and decline of Teotihuacan, one of North America’s earliest major … Continue reading

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Jeffrey Splitstoser, Pre-Columbian Society of the University of Pennsylvania Museum

“Twisted Records: Wari-style Khipus and What We Might Know about Them Jeffrey Splitstoser, PhD, The George Washington University April 8, 1:30 PM Abstract: The Wari created the first South American empire, ca. 600–1000 CE, and they ran it with an … Continue reading

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Yale Archaeology Brown Bag–Rob Rosenswig

Friday, April 7th, at 12:00 P.M. A joint Maya Series and Archaeology Brown Bag Lecture. The lecture will take place in 51 Hillhouse Ave., Rm 101, Yale University. Robert Rosenswig, Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University at Albany–SUNY, will … Continue reading

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Pre-Columbian Society of DC April Lecture

“History and Histories of the Popol Wuj: A Reappraisal of the Origin and Purpose of a Mesoamerican Literary Masterpiece” Frauke Sachse, PhD, University of Bonn April 7, 6:45 PM Abstract: The Popol Wuj is widely acknowledged to be the most … Continue reading

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