THE LAND OF SACRED ANIMALS: ARCHEOZOOLOGY AT THE GREAT TEMPLE OF TENOCHTITLAN
Ximena Chávez Balderas is a Bio-archaeologist at the Templo Mayor Project. She is specialized in funerary archaeology, sacrificial practices, mortuary treatments and archaeozoology. She earned her BA from the Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia. Her Mphil was awarded by the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and her MA by Tulane University. She is PhD candidate at Tulane University. She was the main curator of the Templo Mayor Museum between 2001 and 2007. She received three INAH national awards for her BA thesis, her Mphil thesis and for an exhibition she curated in 2006. She has presented more than fifty lectures and conference papers and has published some thirty articles as well as a volume on funerary rituals—specifically cremation—at the Templo Mayor. Currently, she is working on two books, one as author and the other as editor. Chávez Balderas has worked on a number of national and international exhibitions and has excavated at Teotihuacan (including Teopancazco, Xalla, and the Pyramids of the Moon and the Sun), Loma Guadalupe in Michoacán, Huacas de Moche, Perú, and the Great Temple of Tenochtitlan.
This special presentation on THURSDAY FEBRUARY 26, 2015 at 7:00 pm at STUDENT UNION @California State University, Los Angeles. We have limited space please RSVP to AHSCSULA@gmail to guarantee seating. Thank you
AN EVENING OF ZAPOTEC POETRY AT CAL STATE LA
. Filemón Beltrán Morales will give a reading of his Zapotec-language poetry at California State University, Los Angeles. A Published author, language activist, and well respected musician, Filemón Beltran Morales writes his poetry in the endangered San Bartolomé Zoogocho Zapotec language.
The event will be from 6:30 to 8:30 pm on the campus of CSULA in BIOS 144.
Co-sponsored by the Department of English, the American Communities Program, and the Center for Contemporary Poetics at California State University, Los Angeles; the Frente Indígena de Organizaciones Binacionales; and the Endangered Languages Fund.