Thursday, October 1, 2009

It was Coosa!

I had a great time last night at the Year of Native American Peoples lecture last night by Richard Thornton. We had students, faculty and members of the general public attending. One smart fellow came up with the name of the mystery Georgia city-it was Coosa! Thornton is shown here with the prize, a bowl he made from local raw clay. The bowl features the Long-Nosed God, a figure from Mayan cultural tradition. One of the most interesting topics from last night's talk was the relationship between the Mayas of Latin America and the mound-builders of Georgia. Fascinating stuff!

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