The Meaning of 'Found' Objects by Contemporary Maya Ritual Practitioners

Dr. Linda Brown, Adjunct Research Assistant Professor (LAT)

Thursday, October 19, 2023 | 03:00 pm

Max Salazar Hall Room 306 (872 University Blvd. SE)

CNM 872 University Blvd. SE


In the highlands of Guatemala, contemporary Maya ritual practitioners collect and curate special found objects as sacred materials. Many of these items are archaeological artifacts. In this talk, Dr. Brown will discuss what archaeological artifacts mean to their contemporary Maya collectors and how they are used. Specifically, Dr. Brown will focus on the vital role of found materials in communicating with ancestral beings.


This event is co-sponsored by CNM, the Mellon Foundation and the Latin American and Iberian Institute. 


This event is free and open to the public.