Who Was Keeping It Real In Ancient Mesoamerica? with James Doyle

Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness #225 August 10, 2021

Join Jonathan and archaeologist James Doyle as they explore early Mesoamerican arts, cultures, and communities on this week’s Getting Curious. Listen in to learn about the numeral and writing systems that connected Mesoamerican societies thousands of years ago, the significance of commodities like jade and marine shell, and the ways in which Mesoamerican traditions continue today.

James Doyle is an assistant curator in the Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas for the Metropolitan Museum of Art. James is on Twitter @JamesDoyleMet and on Instagram @jamesdoylenyc.

Want to learn more? Check out some of James’ writing for the Met, including:

Ancient Maya Sculpture

Ancient Maya Painted Ceramics

Olmec Art

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