Local Event: SDCAS Lecture: In the Realm of Three-Hummingbird: Doing Historical Archaeology in the Chontal Highlands of Southern Mexico

Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at 7:30 pm. Los Peñasquitos Adobe. Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve. (Off Black Mountain Road, beyond Canyonside Community Park.)

Presented by Dr. Daniel Zborover

The past of the Chontal people of Oaxaca, Mexico, is one of the most obscure chapters in Mesoamerican history.  Early colonial accounts of this indigenous group were extremely derogatory, while heavily influencing contemporary authors.  Recent archaeological, historical, and ethnographic investigations in the region are now correcting these ethnocentric biases, and reveal a highly dynamic picture of interregional interactions before and after the Spanish conquest.  This presentation, by Dr. Daniel Zborover, who is currently a visiting scholar at the Center for US-Mexican Studies at UCSD, will also highlight the various collaborative efforts to incorporate the Chontal host communities within the ongoing research.
For directions or additional information, call the San Diego County Archaeological Society at (858) 538-0935, or visit www.sdcas.org.
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