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Landscape and Practice: Archaeology of the Spanish Conquest Town of Ciudad Vieja, El Salvador

Free and open to the public

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

7:30 pm

McClung Museum Auditorium

The East Tennessee Society of the Archaeological Institute of America and the McClung Museum present Dr. William R. Fowler of Vanderbilt University lecturing on, "Landscape and Practice: Archaeology of the Spanish Conquest Town of Ciudad Vieja, El Salvador."

Professor Fowler's current research focuses on the archaeology of the conquest period in Mesoamerica. Since 1996 he has directed excavations at Ciudad Vieja, El Salvador, the site of the first villa of San Salvador, founded in 1525 and abandoned in 1545. Although it was established as a Spanish-conquest city, San Salvador was principally occupied by Nahua-speaking Pipils of the region and Tlaxcallans from central Mexico who settled there as allies of the Spaniards. Through his research at Ciudad Vieja, Professor Fowler is exploring issues of culture contact and culture change during the first generation of the Conquest. He continues to explore his interests in the archaeology and ethnohistory of the pre-Columbian Pipils and other Nahua groups of Central America.


McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture

1327 Circle Park Dr
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996

Phone: (865) 974-2144
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Tuesday, 05 February, 2013

Who to contact


Dr. Aleydis Van de Moortel

Phone: 865-974-8279
Website: Click to Visit


Free and open to all