The Pre-Columbian Society
at the University of Pennsylvania Museum
of Archaeology and Anthropology

El Castillo, Chichen
          Itza, Yucatan, Mexico 

El Castillo, Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico

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 Elin Danien, co-founder of the Pre-Columbian Society.

We also mourn the passing of Lloyd Anderson, long time Society board member and Glyph group mentor.

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Last update: 8/4/19