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Pre-Columbian Art
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2002

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Ahlfeldt, Jennifer, “On Reconstructing Maya Architecture: A Reconstruction and Reinterpretation of an 8th-Century Maya Temple at Copán, Honduras” (Columbia, E. Pasztory)

Bradley, Robert, “The Architecture of Kuelap, Chachapoyas” (Columbia, E. Pasztory)

Cassidy, Anne, “Divination by Image: The Borgia Group of Pre-Hispanic Mexican Ritual Calendars” (Columbia, E. Pasztory)

Matusik, Taryn, “The Image Breakers: Sculptural Mutilation among the Olmec and Maya” (Columbia, E. Pasztory)

Olton, Elizabeth, “To Animate the Dead: The Iconography and Cosmology of Classic Elite Maya Burials” (University of New Mexico, F. Clancy, H. Barnet)

O’Neil, Megan, “Making Visible History: Ancient Maya Sculpture from the Lacanja Region of Chiapas, Mexico” (Yale, M. Miller)

Robertson, Janice, “Aztec ‘Picture Writing’: Renewing Our Understanding and Investigations in an Age of Electronic Literacy—A Study Based on the Place Name-Signs in the Codex Mendoza” (Columbia, R. Brilliant)

Spencer, Kaylee, “Towards an Understanding of Elite Representation in Late Classic Palenque” (UT Austin, N. Grube, J. Kappelman)

Vallilee, David, “Of Body and Blood: Sacrifice among the Aztecs of Mesoamerica and the Lakota of the Great Plains” (CUNY, E. Quiñones-Keber)