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“Third Thursday Food for Thought” program featuring “Understanding Indigenous Mexico through the Maya, Mixtec, and Aztec Codices” presentation by ethnohistorian Michael M. Brescia, Ph.D.
February 17, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
On Thursday, February 17, 2022, Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s “Third Thursday Food for Thought” program will feature “Understanding Indigenous Mexico through the Maya, Mixtec, and Aztec Codices” presentation by ethnohistorian Michael M. Brescia, Ph.D. This free Zoom online program will be held from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. (Mountain Standard Time).
Mexican codices are manuscripts made by precontact and early Spanish colonial period Mesoamerican peoples. In this presentation Michael Brescia, PhD, Curator of Ethnohistory at the Arizona State Museum and affiliated Professor of History and Law at the University of Arizona, will discuss what the codices tell us (and don’t tell us) about the political, economic, social, and cultural rhythms of daily life in the Maya, Mixtec, and Aztec cultures. After the Spanish conquest of Mexico in 1521, the codex tradition continued under the auspices of the Spanish missionaries and provided Indigenous peoples with a voice amid the dramatic changes that were taking place all around them.
To register go to https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OFjMuDjuQaCBQHm8hRV1bA. For more information contact Old Pueblo at firstname.lastname@example.org or 520-798-1201.
Caption: Codex illustration courtesy of the Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona (ASM)