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Pre-Columbian Studies

The Pre-Columbian Studies program at Dumbarton Oaks was founded in 1963 to support the study of the art and archaeology of the ancient Americas. This research encompasses cultures that thrived in the western hemisphere from northern Mexico to southern South America, from the earliest times to the sixteenth century.






Oct 11, 2019 - Oct 12, 2019

Waves of Influence: Revisiting Coastal Connections between Pre-Columbian Northwest South America and Mesoamerica

Pre-Columbian Studies Symposium, Christopher S. Beekman and Colin McEwan, Symposiarchs
Apr 03, 2020 - Apr 03, 2020

Heritage and Its Missions

Pre-Columbian Studies Colloquium, Cristóbal Gnecco and Adriana Dias, Organizers





Digitized Rare Books

Access full digital facsimiles of select titles in the Rare Book Collection.

Ephemera Collection

The Ephemera Collection consists of a variety of materials related to the Byzantine and Pre-Columbian cultures and to worldwide gardens and landscapes that provide an alternative, popular cultural perspective on the academic research fields at Dumbarton Oaks.