Film, Video "Kislak Ceramics: Drugs, Drinks, and Ritual Goods, Actual or Imaginary Content?"

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Title
"Kislak Ceramics: Drugs, Drinks, and Ritual Goods, Actual or Imaginary Content?"
Summary
Speaker Jennifer Loughmiller-Newman, Kislak Fellow, presents "Kislak Ceramics: Drugs, Drinks, and Ritual Goods, Actual or Imaginary Content". The ancient Maya created extraordinary ceramics for ritual use. These Classic period artifacts (600 to 900 AD) often are decorated with graphic images depicting ritual acts and, less frequently, with hieroglyphic text which seemingly indicates the vessel's contents (for example kakaw/chocolate, may/tobacco). Have the Maya presented us with direct evidence of ritual behavior or do we have ideological representations of that behavior? Perhaps something in between? This presentation discusses the pursuit of the answers through the examination of Classic Maya vessels from the Kislak collection at the Library of Congress.
Event Date
April 29, 2010
Notes
-  Jennifer Loughmiller-Newman, who works on the Cultural Resources Survey Project at New York State Museum, received a master's degree in anthropology from the University of Albany. She is a Ph.D. candidate in Mesoamerican archaeology at the same school.
Related Resources
John W. Kluge Center: http://www.loc.gov/loc/kluge/
Running Time
59 minutes,
Language
English
Online Format
video

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