Sponsored by: St. Louis Society of the Archaeological Institute of America
MesoAmerican Mirror Conjurors – the view from the Maya City Waka” by Dr. David Freidel, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Washington University. Lecture location will be held in the A T & T room in the lower level of the Missouri History Museum. Members are invited to join us in a lunch (dutch treat) in the Museum cafeteria at noon. – Magic mirror conjuring dates back to the first milllennium BC in MesoAmerica. The teotihuacan oracles used mirrors to bring forth the feathered gods, serpents and felines, and Maya mirror oracles learned those spells. The photograph is of a 4th century AD mirror oracle excavated with Burial 110 at Waka.