PCSNY March 24 lecture – Vera Tiesler

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

Heads, Skulls, and Sacred Scaffolds: New Insights on Late Maya Ritual Practices at Chichen Itzá (and Beyond) Vera Tiesler Research Professor and Coordinator of Bioarchaeology Laboratory Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán, Mérida Northeastern corner of Chichen Itza's major tzompantli platform. Photograph by Vera Tiesler. … Continue reading

PCSNY April 12 Lecture – Andrew Finegold

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

Metonymy in Mesoamerican Art Andrew Finegold Assistant Professor of Visual Culture of the Ancient Americas University of Illinois at Chicago Late Classic Maya Codex-style plate from the Mirador Basin, northern Petén (Guatemala) or southern Campeche (Mexico), ca. 680–750 CE. Slipped … Continue reading

PCSNY September 13 Lecture- Jesper Nielsen

Institute of Fine Arts–NYU 1 East 78th Street, New York, New York

Connecting the Dots: Teotihuacan's Imperial Presence in Early Classic Mesoamerica, c A.D. 350-550 Jesper Nielsen  Associate Professor and Head of Studies, Department of Cross Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen One of the striding Teotihuacan warriors represented in the … Continue reading

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PCSNY October 12 Lecture–Kim Richter

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

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 … Continue reading

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PCSNY January 26, 2022 lecture–Dan Sandweiss

New Flavors and Old Responses: El Niño, Disaster, and Resilience on the Coast of Peru Daniel Sandweiss, Professor of Anthropology and Quaternary and Climate Studies, Cooperating Professor of Earth and Climate Sciences and Global Policy, University of Maine "Evidence" of … Continue reading

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PCSNY February 9 lecture–Lisa DeLeonardis

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

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 … Continue reading

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PCSNY March 8 Lecture–Simon Martin

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

A Society of Kings: Deciphering Classic Maya Politics Simon Martin, University of Pennsylvania Museum Photo: The noble Yok Ch'ich (?) Tal. Detail of a stone panel from Palenque Temple XIX. Photograph by Jorge Pérez de Lara Abstract: The political organization of the Classic … Continue reading

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PCSNY April 11 Lecture–Cameron McNeil

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

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 … Continue reading

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PCSNY September 16 Lecture–David Tavárez

Virtual Presentation hosted by the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU

Rethinking Time and Cosmos in Central Mexico: New Insights from a Colonial Zapotec Corpus   David Tavárez,  Professor of Anthropology, Vassar College       left: Cosmological diagram in Manual 6. AGI México 882, 294r; right: Songbook 101. AGI México … Continue reading

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