Message #267:
From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG
To:   "'Matthias Giessler'" 
Subject: EPAS Presentation on 'Olmec Civilization'
Date: Thu, 22 Aug 96 08:43:00 MST
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From: Meli Duran, HSR, Inc.   msduran@aol.com

Please let those on your mail list know about our upcoming event. Thanks for 
the help.

You are cordially invited to hear Dr. Ann Cyphers, Universidad National 
Autonoma de Mexico, speak on  "The Olmec Civilization of San Lorenzo-New 
Discoveries from Seven Years of Archaeological Research." Dr. Cyphers is the 
featured speaker for the El Paso Archaeological Society's annual Awards of 
Distinction banquet at 6:30 P.M. on Saturday, September 28, at the Coronado 
Country Club, 1044 Broadmoor Drive, El Paso.

Dr. Cyphers, the featured speaker for the occasion, is distinguished in the 
field of Mesoamerican archaeology. She is currently the director of the San 
Lorenzo Tenochtitlan Archaeological Project. San Lorenzo, located in the 
state of Veracruz, Mexico, dominated the nuclear Olmec area during the Early 
Preclassic period, between 1200 and 900 B.C. While their impressive cultural 
vestiges include the beautiful and easily recognized monolithic stone 
sculptures and portable jade objects, the Olmec are similarly celebrated for 
the extremely early and complex society in lowland Mexico.

Research on San Lorenzo provides new evidence regarding the rise of the 
Olmec civilization. Dr. Cyphers will present new data from seven years of 
archaeological research that is used to interpret the social organization, 
technology, architecture, trade, and adaptation to the environment.

Dr. Cyphers was among the notable scholars of Olmec culture cited in the 
July 1, 1996, issue of Time Magazine, which featured an article on this 
important Prehispanic civilization in conjunction with a major exhibition of 
Olmec art now on display at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Cyphers finished her Doctoral degree in History in 1987 from the 
Universidad National Autonoma de Mexico. She has conducted archaeological 
research in Mesoamerica continually for 24 years. Her work includes research 
at Chalcatzingo and Xochiclco in Morales.

Tickets for the banquet and lecture are $18.60. Please send your check to 
Becky Kroeger, 13150 Stable Rd., El Paso, Texas, 79936-0501. For additional 
information, call (915) 855-0501 or (915) 584-2946. Reservations must be 
made by September 14.