Meetings of The Pre-Columbian Society

Meetings are held on the second Saturday of the month during the academic year (September to June). Meetings begin at 1:30pm and are followed by refreshments and informal discussion. The Glyph Group usually meets at 10 am throughout the year. We schedule occasional offsite trips, including museums or exhibitions, which may take place outside of our regular meeting dates or times.

Meetings are usually held at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Directions

The next meeting will be held on Saturday March 11, 2017 in Penn Museum at 1:30 pm in room 345. The speaker will be Franco D. Rossi, PhD, Boston University and Brandeis University. The title of his talk is "Is Re-Provenience Possible?: Dilemmas of Context and Looting at Xultun, Guatemala." There will also be a 10:00 am Glyph Workshop presented by Dr. Rossi. This Glyph workshop will focus on the hieroglyphic texts of Northeast PetÚn, with a special focus on contextualizing the history of Xultun in relation to the macro-politics of the Classic period. There will be a $20.00 charge for the Workshop and an accompanying Workbook of glyphic texts of the Northeast Peten.

Please RSVP to Lynn Matson if you wish to attend the Glyph Workshop, so we can provide the correct amount of workbooks.

Further information can be found at Next Meeting.

Information about future Pre-Columbian Society speakers can be found at Future Meetings.

Highlights of previous Pre-Columbian Society talks can be found at Meeting Archives.

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