Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012
The Huastec Culture: History and Sculpture
Time: 8:00 pm til 9:30 pm
Location: The ancient Huastec civilization is thought to date back to approximately the 10th century
Description: The ancient Huastec civilization is thought to date back to approximately the 10th century BCE, although their most productive period of civilization is usually considered to be the Postclassic, between the fall of Teotihuacan and the rise of the Aztec Empire. They inhabited the states of Hidalgo and Veracruz, concentrating along the Panuco River and the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. The Huastec were admired for their abilities as musicians by other Mesoamerican peoples. Some of the ceramics found dating to the Middle Formative period resemble Preclassic objects from Uaxactún, a Maya site in the Petén. Their distinctive sculpture opens a window to this little-known civilization. Past IMS President Marta Barber will also share IMS member photos from a recent visit to the area.
FPAN is hosting this event.