Mellon Decade Fellow Andrew K. Scherer presents “Baak: The Qualities and Craft of Ancient Maya Bone.”
This illustrated lecture explores the materiality of human and animal bone among the Pre-Columbian Maya (ca. 400 BCE to 1502 CE). The importance of bone as craft material is apparent not only in the wide range of objects made from bone, but also the broader discourse of bone in ancient text and image.
Tuesday, November 14th 5:30pm
Michael Conforti Pavilion