Southwestern nets, cloth, and basketry
This short post highlights some of the perishables that caught my eye during my visit to the ASM a couple of weeks ago. I can’t recommend a visit highly enough. The cases and exhibitions are as well thought out as any museum I have visited, and far better than most.
Architectural terminology in Southwestern archaeology
A short post created essentially to help me start to learn Southwestern ethnologists’ terms of art. Many thanks to Matt Taliaferro for fielding my confused queries about some very basic architectural vocabulary. And many apologies to him if any of the following is incorrect! (more…)
Landscape, Duck Effigy, Rattlesnake Disc
Moundville Archaeological Park and the Jones Archaeological Museum are a wonderful half-day to full day visit if you have any interest whatsoever in archaeology, American Indian history, landscape, or art. The scope of the grounds and collections are expansive enough to impress but not so massive or flashy as to overwhelm. Entrance and admission to the museum was $8 when I visited on March 31, 2017 which I consider more than reasonable.
This post is a place for my photos of the site’s plaza and two signature artifacts, the so-called Duck Effigy Bowl and Rattlesnake Disc. I hope they pique your interest enough to convince you to pay a visit yourself someday.
Exhibition photos from el Museo del Templo Mayor
On January 15, 2017, I was privileged to make a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site and onsite museum in Mexico City’s Historic Center. I was doubly privileged in receiving a guided tour from Johannes Neurath, Carlos Mondragón, and Anahí Luna.
This blog post touches on the contents of a single room, that dedicated to the massive sculpture depicting the Aztec Earth Lord and a selection of the offerings placed beneath. (more…)