The Pre-Columbian Society at the University of Pennsylvania
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology is a group of amateurs
and professionals engaged in the study and understanding of the
indigenous peoples of the Americas during the pre-Columbian era
and today. Common anthropological and archeological interests
center on the pre-Columbian cultures of North, Central and South
America, with an emphasis on Mesoamerica (Maya, Olmec, Aztec,
Mixtec, Inca, Moche, Nazca), with occasional lectures on similar
interests on indigenous groups in the U.S.
Professionals in the
field present their research and findings via monthly lectures.
Additionally, we have
a Glyph Group that concentrates on decipherment of hieroglyphs
found at various historical sites throughout Mesoamerica.
We mourn the passing of Gillette
, Pre-Columbian collector, curator, and scholar at
Princeton University Art Museum,
, one of the
founders of The Pre-Columbian Society, leader of the Glyph
group, mentor, inspiration, and friend.
A memorial service
held for John at 11 am on August 13 in Hockessin, DE. For
information on making a memorial donation in John's name, click here
To allow the Glyph group members to attend John Harris' memorial
service, the August Glyph group
will be Saturday August 20 at 10 am.
is our traditional membership renewal month.