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Pre-Columbian Society Symposium on Preclassic Maya

The Pre-Columbian Society of Washington, D.C. is currently accepting registrations for its 20th annual symposium, "The World of the First Ahaws." This one-day symposium will take place in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, September 7, 2013.

It has long been held that the Preclassic Period (2000 BC - AD 250) of Maya history was a mere precursor to the full flowering of Classic Maya culture. However, recent research is forcing a new appreciation for the widespread and astonishing precocity of the Preclassic Maya. In richly illustrated presentations, our speakers will update us on the latest developments and interpretations about this seminal period in Maya development. Addressing this topic will be David Anderson; Radford University/Roanoke College; Barbara Arroyo, Direccion General del Patrimonio Cultural y Natural, Guatemala; Jaime Awe, Director, Belize Institute of Archaeology; Francisco Estrada-Belli, Tulane University; Stanley Guenter, Idaho State University, and Richard Hansen, Idaho State University (moderator).

For details and registration information, please go to the Pre-Columbian Society's website at:

Event begins at 9:00AM

Presented by: Pre-Columbian Society of Washington, D.C.

Featured Artist(s): Noted Pre-Columbian archaeologists and epigraphers

Categories: History

Event Venue

U.S. Navy Memorial & Heritage Center

701 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20004
  • Saturday, September 7, 2013

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