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Astronomers, Scribes, and Priests: Intellectual Interchange between the Northern Maya Lowlands and Highland Mexico in the Late Postclassic Period

Pre-Columbian Symposium, 6–7 October 2006, Gabrielle Vail and Christine Hernández, Symposiarchs
  • Friday

    West Dining Room, Madison Building

    • 2:00 Welcome

      • Deanna Marcum, Associate Librarian for Library Services at the Library of Congress
      • Mark Dimunation, Chief, Rare Book and Special Collections Division at the Library of Congress
      • Georgette Dorn, Chief, Hispanic Division at the Library of Congress
      • and Joanne Pillsbury, Director of Studies, Pre-Columbian Program at Dumbarton Oaks
    • 2:10 Introduction

    • Gabrielle Vail, New College of Florida, and Christine Hernández, Tulane University
    • Session I

      Christine Hernández, Moderator

      • 2:30–3:15
        Fernando Robles, Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia
        La interacción entre el centro y el este de Mesoamérica antes de y durante la expansión mexica
      • 3:15–4:00
        Marilyn A. Masson, State University of New York, Albany, and Carlos Peraza Lope, Centro Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, Yucatán
        Evidence for Maya-Mexican Interaction in the Archaeological Record of Mayapán
      • 4:00–4:45
        Anthony Aveni, Colgate University
        Cosmology and Cultural Landscape: The (Late) Postclassic Maya of North Yucatan
    • 4:45–5:30 Discussion: Archaeological Studies

      Anthony Andrews, New College of Florida

  • Saturday

    Mumford Room, Madison Building

    • Session II

      Victoria Bricker, Moderator

      • 9:00–9:45
        Martha J. Macri, University of California, Davis
        Scribal Interaction in Postclassic Mesoamerica
      • 9:45–10:30
        Karen Dakin, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
        Nahuas in Southern Mesoamerica: Archaic Traits, Ancient Words, and Old Loanwords
      • 10:45–11:30
        Merideth Paxton, University of New Mexico
        Solar-Based Cartographic Conventions of the Late Postclassic Maya and Highland Mexican Mansuscripts
      • 11:30–12:15
        Timothy Knowlton
        Nahua Vocables in the "Song of the Fall of Chichén Itzá": Music and Social Memory in the Construction of Yucatecan Ethnicities
    • Session III

      Gabrielle Vail, Moderator

      • 1:30–2:15
        Victoria R. Bricker, Tulane University
        A Comparison of Venus Instruments in the Borgia and Madrid Codices
      • 2:15–3:00
        Gabrielle Vail, New College of Florida, and Christine Hernández, Tulane University
        A Case for Scribal Interaction: Evidence from the Madrid and Borgia Group Codices
      • 3:15–4:00
        Karl Taube, University of California, Riverside
        Cycles of Calendrics and Creation: Quadripartite Organization in Mesoamerican Communities and Cosmology
    • 4:00–4:45 Discussion

      Alfonso Lacadena

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