AIA_New_logo_300September 18, 2018 Lecture
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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Old Pecos Trail Cafe
     2239 Old Pecos Trail

Dinner:                      5:30 PM

Our October Meeting is
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Old Pecos Trail Cafe

Meeting:                   7:00 PM
Lecture:                    7:15 PM

AIA Speaker: Turi King
Subject:
King Richard III: The Resolution of a 500-year Old Case

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Dead Parrots and Hot Chocolate
Patricia Crown
University of NewMexico

Macaws and cacao were important in ritual and exchange in the U.S. Southwest/Mexican Northwest over a millennium before the Spanish entered the New World. Evidence from bones, artifacts, and imagery demonstrates the important of scarlet macaws in this area, while recent results from organic residue analysis, drinking vessels, and imagery show how chocolate drinks were integrated into the ceremonial life of populations living in this area as well. Use of these tropical species reflects widespread and apparently stable practices with implications for interaction, ritual, and social complexity.

Patricia Crown

 

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