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Pre-Columbian building in landscape with cacti
"Palacio de las Grecas" in the Pre-Columbian site of Mitla, Oaxaca. Photo by Benjamin Ibarra Sevilla.

Colloquium on Pre-Columbian Architecture & Urbanism in Mexico

The colloquium will provide an overview of contemporary developments in the study and conservation of these monumental sites in southern Mexico. Archaeologists from the National Institute of Anthropology and History of Mexico, who are responsible of sites, projects, and archaeological sites in Oaxaca and Yucatán will present the findings on architecture and urbanism on important pre-Columbian sites. The visiting archeologist to UT Austin will share their academic progress on the more recent projects and will reflect on the major challenges to perform actions for conservation for three World Heritage sites such as Monte Albán, Mitla-Yagul, Ruta Puuc and Uxmal. The presentations will also include other sites that have been recently explored such as Atzompa and Yucundaa in the region of Oaxaca.

Please notice that some presentations will be given in Spanish with slides in English. This event will be held in LLILAS-Benson Conference room.

Program

8:45am Welcome
9:00 - 9:30 The architecture of Monte Alban and its long path to integral conservation.
Nelly M. Robles García. Presentation in English
9:30 - 10:00 The Archeological Project of the Monumental Site of Atzompa, Oaxaca.
Jaime Vera Estrada y Leobardo Pacheco Arias. Presentation in Spanish with slides in English
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - 10:45 Yagul & Mitla in Oaxaca, New UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Jorge Ríos Allier y Guillermo Ramón Celis. Presentation in Spanish with slides in English
10:45 - 11:15 Yucundaa. “Cacicazgo’s” Architecture in the Mixteca Alta of Oaxaca.
Olga Landa Alarcón. Presentation in Spanish with slides in English
11:15 - 11:45 Uxmal & Route Puuc. Investigation and Conservation Development
José Huchim Herrera y Lourdes Toscano. Presentation in Spanish with slides in English
11:45 - 12:00 Conclusions and Closing Remarks
Benjamin Ibarra & Logan Wagner
12:00 - 1:00 Snacks and refreshments

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