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West Mexican Shaft Tomb Ceramics

This exhibit, based on WFU student honors thesis research, explores artifacts left behind by a mysterious civilization that constructed massive cities and stepped pyramids in West Mexico.  Little is known about this ancient culture, except that the people buried their dead in shaft tombs, which often contain grave offerings of jewelry, weapons, textiles, and more commonly, ceramic vessels, which were filled with food and drinks for the dead. The objects featured in the exhibit represent a sample of the Museum’s recently authenticated West Mexican Shaft Tomb ceramics.  Admission is free.

Friday, August 31, 2018 at 10:00am to 4:30pm

Museum of Anthropology
1834 Wake Forest Road Winston-Salem, NC 27106

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Arts & Entertainment, Exhibit, Community, Next Week at Wake


Administrative, Museum of Anthropology

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Alumni, Faculty, General Public, Parents/Guests, Staff, Students, First-Year Undergraduate Students, Prospective Students




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Sara Cromwell

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