Twenty-first Annual Symposium
Land Without Borders:Cultural Interaction between the
It has been argued one reason that the pre-Columbian American Southwest has been viewed as a culture area distinct from Mesoamerica is the existence of the modern international border that separates the United Stated from Mexico. Some note that nationalism and different languages, on both sides of the border, have contributed to independent academic development. But what was the relationship among ancient people living between Durango, Colorado in the north and Durango, Mexico, in the south? How do recent discoveries challenge our traditional thinking about this area? Were these people only casual trading partners or did they share more substantial and important cultural connections as well?
Our esteemed panel of Southwest and Mesoamerican scholars will re-examine the relationship between these two culture areas, with their acknowledged differences and many important similarities. Join us while we peel away modern political boundaries to reveal how Pre-Hispanic societies interacted across this vast territory during their extensive prehistory.
Patricia L. Crown
University of New Mexico
Patricia A. Gilman
University of Oklahoma
Stephen H. Lekson (moderator)
University of Colorado
Randall H. McGuire
Ben A. Nelson
Arizona State University
University of California, Riverside
1 The Pre-Columbian Society of Washington, D.C., reserves the right to substitute symposium participants in the event of unexpected cancelations.
LOCATION OF SYMPOSIUM
U.S. Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center, 701 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.
Metro Stop: Archives/Navy Memorial Station on Metro's Green and Yellow lines.
PARKING NEAR THE NAVY MEMORIAL (To be update late August, 2014)
PRE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN AND AVAILABLE THROUGH TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9. SEE BROCHURE FOR DETAILS.
The pre-registration ticket price is $85 for Members, $115 for Nonmembers., and $25 for students with valid student IDs (students must bring ID with them). Member rates apply to people who are either Individual or Household members of the Pre-Columbian Society on the day of the symposium, September 20, 2014. Major credit cards accepted.
After September 9, the price of all tickets increases by $5. See brochure for details.
Doors open at 8:15, and registration runs from 8:15-8:45 am Saturday morning. The day-long program begins at 9 am and and ends at 5:45 pm with a break for lunch. Tickets may be purchased in advance either online or by mail. Major credit cards accepted.
You may join or renew your membership up to and on the day of the symposium to register for the member rate. To renew your membership, click here.
Registrations received by Tuesday, September 9, will receive postcard confirmations of participation. No refunds will be offered after September 9, 2014.
Join speakers at Teaism, 400 8th St., N.W., from 6–9 p.m., for conversation and a light buffet dinner (cash bar; choices available for vegetarians and the health conscious). You need not attend the symposium to attend the reception Tickets are $36 a person.
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This year’s T-shirt features twin macaws or parrots. T-shirts are 100% cotton and golden yellow with black image and lettering. T-shirts may be picked up at the symposium, or they can be shipped via U.S. Postal Service for $7 per t-shirt. Orders must be received by Monday, September 1, 2014.
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