An Overview of Mimbres Archaeology with Patricia Gilman

May 9, 2020 at 1:00 P.M. PDT

The Amerind Foundation is offering a free lecture with University of Arizona Press author Patricia Gilman via Zoom on May 9th. In this talk, Patricia Gilman will discuss a Native American culture of 1,000 years ago and their famous pottery paintings of people and animals. The people who lived in the Mimbres region of southwestern New Mexico painted their ceramic bowls with black designs on a white background, and those designs included realistic scenes of people, animals, and sometimes combinations of the two. Gilman will consider what these scenes might mean, drawing on the Hero Twins origin saga common in Mesoamerica, and she will touch upon the role of scarlet macaws from the rain forests of Mexico in Mimbres ritual and religion.

The online program is free, but space is limited. Click here to register.

Patricia Gilman is the co-author or co-editor of three University of Arizona Press books on the Mimbres region, including New Perspectives on Mimbres Archaeology, Mimbres Life and Society, and Mimbres Society.

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