Friday, November 8, 2019Saturday, November 9, 2019.
Hamilton Building - lower level Sharp Auditorium and lobby DenverCO
Ticketed with member discount
Call 720-913-0130, or buy online.

El Mar Caribe: The American Mediterranean

19th Annual Mayer Center Symposium

A two-day symposium focused on the ancient American communities that resided around and within the Caribbean Sea.

Symposium sessions run from 10 am to 5:30 pm on Friday, 10 am-7 pm on Saturday; doors open at 9 am.

Tickets are $70 for Museum Friends, $80 for DAM members, $90 for nonmembers, $20 for students with current ID.

Those unable to attend the whole symposium can purchase a ticket for the Saturday night reception and keynote address by John Hoopes, PhD, University of Kansas.


Natalia Donner, PhD candidate (Leiden University, Netherlands)

Sherds as Palimpsests: The Challenges of Narrating the Vibrant Ceramic Chronology of Central Nicaragua

Alexander Geurds, PhD (Leiden University, Netherlands)

The Invisible Caribbean Sea: On Leaping Ballgames and Consequential Comparison

Annabeth Headrick, PhD (University of Denver)

What You Can Do When the Boys Bring Home the Gold: The Effects of Trade At Chichen Itza

Rosemary Joyce, PhD (University of California, Berkeley)

Cosmopolitan Fringes: Honduras in the Caribbean World

William Keegan, PhD (Curator, Florida Museum of Natural History)

The Enigmatic Bahamas

Heather McKillop, PhD (Louisiana State University)

The Ancient Maya of Belize in the Circum-Caribbean Region

Reniel Rodriguez, PhD (University of Puerto Rico, Utuado)

Multi-scalar Entanglements in the Precolonial Caribbean

Emma Slayton, PhD (Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA)


Silvia Salgado, PhD (University of Costa Rica)

Deep History of the Caribbean region: The Site of Nuevo Corinto

Erin Stone, PhD (University of West Florida)

Sources and Significance of the Colonial Caribbean: The Gateway to the Americas

Thomas Wake, PhD (University of California, Los Angeles)

A Pre-European Archaeology of Greater Bocas del Toro, Southwestern Caribbean

Lawrence Waldron, PhD (The City University of New York)

Unforgetting Islands: Continuities Across Two Thousand Years of Pre-Columbian Caribbean Art