Dec. 6 lecture to analyze Western Mexico shaft tomb figures

Shaft tomb figure of Western Mexico

"A Question of Life or Death: Renewing the Inquiry into the Shaft Tomb Figures of Western Mexico" by Professor Chris Beekman, CU Denver

The ceramic effigies found in shaft tombs of West Mexico have been used as evidence of shamanistic obsession with the underworld, but Beekman will be discussing how recent excavations and analysis of museum collections have called this interpretation into question. 

This free, public lecture is presented in partnership with the Archaeological Institute of America. Seating is limited. 

Wednesday, Dec. 6, 7 p.m.
CU Museum of Natural History, Paleontology Hall