Jaguars, Eagles, and Feathered Serpents: Mesoamerica Re-explored-A Symposium in Honor of Michael Coe
Sponsored by Art History Society of CSULA
AIA Society Event: Los Angeles County
Friday, April 12, 2013 - 8:00am - Saturday, April 13, 2013 - 6:00pm
Cal State LA, The Golden Eagle Ballroom
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032
The 2013 Mesoamerican Symposium, which pays homage to the life and work of renowned archaeologist Michael D. Coe, will take place in the Golden Eagle Ballroom on the CSULA campus. Coe will be presented with the Tlamatini Award for lifetime achievement during the Saturday program. Tlamatini is a Nahua word that means wise man or teacher.
One of the most prestigious Mayanists of all time, Coe is a Charles J. McCurdy Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Yale University. His research interests focus on the pre-Spanish civilizations of Mesoamerica, especially the Olmec and Maya; and on the Khmer civilization of Cambodia. He has been a member of the National Academy of Sciences since 1986. Coe’s books include The Maya, Mexico, The True History of Chocolate, Breaking the Maya Code, Reading the Maya Glyphs, and Angkor and the Khmer Civilization.
The sessions at the two-day event will cover the following topics:
* “The Nunnery Quadrangle at Uxmal: Kingship, Court, and Cosmos in a Puuc Palace Complex,”