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Mesoamerican world on Sunday’s King Hall agenda

Free conference to explore caves, gods, traditions, religions, sacrifice

View of stage and standard bearers, from the Great Temple of Tenochtitlan

On topics including caves in war, gods of wind and water, and Aztec human sacrifice, the Mesoamerican Society of CSULA will host Southern California Mesoamerican Network 2010 Spring Conference Sunday, March 14, 2010. The conference, which is free, will be in King Hall’s Lecture Hall 1 from 1 to 5 p.m.

These are Sunday’s presentations:

New Evidence for the Involvement of Caves in Ancient Maya Warfare
By James E. Brady (CSULA) and Christophe Helmke (University of Copenhagen)

The Waterlily Serpent and the Classic Maya Gods of Wind and Water
By Jeremy Coltman (CSULA)

Narrative Themes in the Nahua-Mixteca Style Vessel Tradition of West Mexico
By John Pohl (USC)

Moving Through Subaltern Spaces: Religious Practice and Gender Ideologies in Postclassic Mesoamerica
By Shankari Patel (UC Riverside)

A new look at Aztec Human Sacrifice
By Manuel Aguilar (CSULA)

The Mesoamerican Society of CSULA is a student organization dedicated to furthering the study of the field through symposia, workshops and other events. For details, email MesoamericanSociety@gmail.com.

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