Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Re-Identifying Flora and Fauna in Maya Art and the Popol Vuh

October 21st, 2011
4 PM

Tulane University
Dinwiddie Hall, Room 102

Tulane Anthropology Student Association Proudly Presents:

Presenter Dr. Nicholas Hellmuth, Director of the Foundation for Latin American Anthropological Research

This presentation will identify several actual species of plants and insects in the Popol Vuh based on ethnobotanical and ethnozoological field work throughout Guatemala. Plus will document that most identifications of insects and trees in Maya bowls, plates, and vases have been incorrect. Focus will be on the tree from which the Hero Twins were born, as we have spent five years studying these trees in situ in nature in Guatemala. I will also show that the art of Teotihuacan throughout Escuintla and the later art of Bilbao Cotzumalhuapa are other fascinating corpuses to study tropical flowers, shellfish, reptiles and animals in pre-Columbian contexts.

A Reception with snacks and soda will follow the talk. Everyone is welcome!





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