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October 2021

PCSNY October 12 Lecture–Kim Richter

October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Institute of Fine Arts–NYU, 1 E. 78th Street
New York, United States
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Gobernantes de piedra: A Reinterpretation of Postclassic Huastec Sculptures Kim Richter, Senior Research Specialist, Getty Research Institute Female stone sculpture found in the community of Hidalgo Amajac, in the municipality of Álamo Temapache, Veracruz, on New Year’s Day. Photo courtesy of María Eugenia Maldonado Vite. Abstract: The year 2021 began with surprising archaeological news—a welcome distraction from the doom and gloom of the pandemic: a spectacular Huastec sculpture had been found in the community of Hidalgo Amajac, in the municipality…

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November 2021

PCSNY November 9 Lecture–Nawa Sugiyama

November 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
NYU Institute of Fine Arts (held via Zoom)
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The Power and Agency of Corporal Animal Forms:                                                                     Ritualized Animals from Copan, Honduras Nawa Sugiyama, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Riverside Jaguar (Panthera onca) cranium from Altar Q, Copan, Honduras.    Photograph: N. Sugiyama.   Abstract: PThroughout Mesoamerica, corporal animal forms (a term encompassing…

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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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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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