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 Encoding: 43 TEXT From: Meli Duran, HSR, Inc. email@example.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.