December Lecture– Isabel Rivera-Collazo

  Sand, Wetlands, and Waves:        sea-level rise, ancient territories, and the marine socioenvironmental context of Pre-Columbian  Puerto Rico.   Isabel Rivera-Collazo, Director, Scripps Center for Marine Archaeology and Associate Professor, Biological, Ecological and Human Adaptation to Climate … Continue reading

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February Lecture–Orlando Hernández Ying

Institute of Fine Arts–NYU 1 E. 78th Street, New York, United States

"Castilla del Oro" and the Regional Evolution and Dissemination of Ancient Indigenous Metallurgic Iconography in the Isthmo-Colombian Area. Orlando Hernández Ying, Curatorial Associate, Hispanic Society Museum & Library Gold Eagle Pendant, 11th-16th century, Panama. Photo courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum … Continue reading

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Capturing Images in 18th Century New Mexico: Comanche Rock Art as a Theatre of War

Institute of Fine Arts–NYU 1 E. 78th Street, New York, United States

Severin Fowles, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Barnard College   Comanche Rock Art from New Mexico. Photo courtesy of Severin Fowles.   Abstract:  During the eighteenth century, an extraordinary artistic tradition arose among the Indigenous equestrian societies of the Great Plains. … Continue reading

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PCSNY September 7 Lecture-Jeffrey C. Splitstoser

Institute of Fine Arts–NYU 1 E. 78th Street, New York, United States

The Andean Khipu in Context with other Knotted String Traditions of the Americas Jeffrey C. Splitstoser, Assistant Research Professor of Anthropology, George Washington University and Vice President of the Boundary End Archaeology Research Center Wari khipu (PC WBC 2016.136). Photo courtesy … Continue reading

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PCSNY October 2 Lecture-L. Antonio Curet

Institute of Fine Arts–NYU 1 E. 78th Street, New York, United States

Trouble in Paradise: History and Disaster at the Ceremonial Center of Tibes, Puerto Rico L. Antonio Curet, Curator, National Museum of the American Indian Aerial photograph of the ceremonial center of Tibes, Puerto Rico. Photo courtesy of City of Ponce, … Continue reading

PCSNY November 6 Lecture-Andrea Vázquez de Arthur

Institute of Fine Arts–NYU 1 E. 78th Street, New York, United States

Pottery as Ritual Tech in the Ancient Andes: A Revisionary Study of Wari Faceneck Vessels Andrea Vázquez de Arthur, Assistant Professor of Art History, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York Ceramic faceneck vessel, Middle Horizon, 600-1000 AD, Museo Larco (ML … Continue reading

PCSNY February 5 Lecture-Allison Caplan

Institute of Fine Arts–NYU 1 E. 78th Street, New York, United States

De/Materializing Self: Nahua Precious Insignia and the Experiential Body Allison Caplan, Assistant Professor in the History of Art, Yale University, Connecticut Quetzal feather headdress, detail. Nahua (Aztec), circa 900-1520 CE, 116 x 175 cm, feathers, gold, textile. Weltmuseum, Vienna, 10,402. … Continue reading

PCSNY March 11 Lecture-Darryl Wilkinson

Institute of Fine Arts–NYU 1 E. 78th Street, New York, United States

Lowland Empire: Rethinking the Inca Presence in Western Amazonia Darryl Wilkinson, Assistant Professor of Religion, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire An Inca terrace at the royal estate of Choquequirao, Apurímac Valley, Peru. Abstract. We typically imagine the Incas as a highland … Continue reading

PCSNY April 25 Lecture-Javier Urcid

Institute of Fine Arts–NYU 1 E. 78th Street, New York, United States

Coloring the Script of Teotihuacan Javier Urcid, Professor in Anthropology, and Jane's Chair in Latin American Studies, Brandeis University Rollout drawing of a Teotihuacan painted jar. Image courtesy of Javier Urcid. Abstract. It has long been recognized that Teotihuacan was … Continue reading