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Wasington, D.C., Aug 19 (Canadian-Media): Library of Congress (LOC) said it will present this fall a series of four gallery talks in the exhibit “Exploring the Early Americas," focusing on the everyday lives of the indigenous people of the ancient Americas and the newly developing connection between archaeology and neuroscience.
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Starting in September, lectures will be held monthly through December on Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. in the gallery of the exhibition on the second floor of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E. The talks are free and open to the public. The series will be presented by John Hessler, curator of the Jay I. Kislak Collection of Archaeology of the Early Americas.
Considering the limited information that has survived in the archaeological record, Hessler will look at the challenges of understanding the daily lives of the pre-Columbian peoples of the Taino, Inca, Nahua and the Maya.
Using artifacts from the collections of the Library of Congress, Hessler will discuss what utilitarian objects say about these cultures as they went about their daily routines, and highlight how these ancient people engaged both physically and mentally with the natural and social worlds they inhabited.
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