Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Masks, Myths and Music: Interregional Interaction at Los Horcones

Dr. Claudia Garcia-Des Lauriers, Assistant Professor, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Since 2005, Proyecto Arqueologico Los Horcones (PALH) has investigated the importance of the trade and interaction along the Pacific Coast of Chiapas. More specifically, the site of Los Horcones has played a very importnat role in the region mediating interactions between the Maya World and the great Central Mexican metropolis, Teotihuacan, during the Early Classic Period (AD 250- 650). This presentation will discuss new and ongoing research at this site, including a detailed discussion of Offerin 1, a cahce of figurines, its symbolism and meaning.

Dr. Garcia-Des Lauriers is an assistant professor of anthropology in the Department of Geography and Anthropology at California State polytechnic Univeristy Pomona. Her research interests are the archaeology, art, and religious systems of Precolumbian Mesoamerica. She specializes in the archaeology of Central Mexico and the Pacific Coast of Chiapas. Since 2005, Dr. Garcia-Des Lauriers has been the director of the Proyecto Arqueological Los Horcones (PALH) that has focused on an archaeologucal investigation of interactions between the site of Los Horcones and Teotihuacan. Other importnat areas of interest are the archaeology of identity, interaction, art and iconography, landscapes and architecture.
Meeting Place
Second Tuesday of every month (no meetings in July and August) at 7:00 pm
Chumash Indian Museum
3290 Lang Ranch Pkwy Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

Ventura County Archeological Society (VCAS)
P.O. Box 4172
Thousand Oaks, CA 91359

  The VCAS/Ventura County Archaeological Society was established in 1972 when concerned Ventura County citizens as well as local professional and avocational archaeologists saw a need to organize, study and preserve our County's rich prehistoric heritage.

  The Society has been instrumental in the implementation of research and preservation goals aimed at our local archaeological resources.  With an eye towards the future the Society has a collections and archival curation program, site recordation and monitoring program, and a continuing education program.

101 freeway take Westlake Blvd exit, go to North Westlake Blvd 4 miles to Lang Ranch Pkwy, turn right. Museum is on right hand side
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