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Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Mayan Bird Talk in DC

My talk coming up this week in DC

Birds and Bird Lore Among the Ancient and Modern Maya

Friday January 7, 6:45 PM
Pre-Columbian Society of Washington DC
January Lecture

Birds have played important roles in Mesoamerican cultures for thousands of years. Rob Fergus explores the connections between birds and various Mayan cultures as revealed in their ancient art and his ongoing field work with seven modern Mayan communities in Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize. In addition to reviewing the role of birds in Mayan writing and iconography, if you want to know how the Turkey Vulture got its red head, which bird you can burn to a crisp to make into a love potion, why you can't have sex before you plant your corn crop, or how to cure warts, this is the program for you!

Sumner School,
1201 17th Street, NW,
Washington, DC

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