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 Gillette Griffin, Pre-Columbian collector, curator, and scholar at Princeton University Art Museum,
and
John Harris, one of the founders of The Pre-Columbian Society, leader of the Glyph group, mentor, inspiration, and friend.

A memorial service will be 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 meeting will be Saturday August 20 at 10 am.

September is our traditional membership renewal month.


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About The Pre-Columbian Society Meetings
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Guests are welcome at Pre-Columbian Society meetings at no charge.

Last update: 8/10/2016