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February 2022

PCSNY February 9 lecture–Lisa DeLeonardis

February 9, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Institute of Fine Arts–NYU, 1 E. 78th Street
New York, United States
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Storytelling in the Round: Architectural Form and Motif in Paracas Sculptural Ceramics Lisa DeLeonardis, Austen-Stokes Professor in Art of the Ancient Americas in the Department of the History of Art, Johns Hopkins University Paracas Cavernas Artist, Ceremonial Vessel, earthenware with incision and post-fired paint, 5.8 x 6.1 in. (15.0 x 15.6 cm). Museo Nacional de Arqueología, Antropología e História, Peru (MNAAHP) sp. 1/2660. Photo Daniel Giannoni   Abstract: Architecture and its visual referents are the subject of an exceptional group…

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March 2022

PCSNY March 8 Lecture–Simon Martin

March 8, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Institute of Fine Arts–NYU, 1 E. 78th Street
New York, United States
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A Society of Kings: Deciphering Classic Maya Politics Simon Martin, University of Pennsylvania Museum Photo: Jorge Pérez de Lara Abstract: The political organization of the Classic Maya has been a topic of debate for almost a century, and over that time scholarly interpretations have differed wildly. This talk sets out the evidence for a resolution to this debate, one that seeks to move beyond basic questions of political structure to open up the richer and deeper ones that lie beyond. That…

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April 2022

PCSNY April 11 Lecture–Cameron McNeil

April 11, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Institute of Fine Arts–NYU, 1 E. 78th Street
New York, United States
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Recovering the Floral Fragrance of Ancient Maya Ritual: Pollen Evidence from Copan, Honduras Cameron L. McNeil, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Lehman College Historia Tolteca-Chichimeca. Image courtesy of Bibliothèque Nationale de France.   Abstract: Clues to the creation of flower-laden spaces in ancient Maya temples, tombs, and palaces lie on the floors of the best-preserved of these structures. The Copan Acropolis has proved to be a particularly good site for the recovery of well-preserved pollen grains from flowers that adorned ritual…

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