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.