This panel considers the complex shapes, evolutionary adaptations, and symbolic functions of seashells used in art of the ancient Americas. Speakers are Geerat Vermeij, Distinguished Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at UC Davis; Bryan Just, Peter Jay Sharp, Class of 1952, Curator and Lecturer in the Art of Ancient Americas; Andrew Hamilton, Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow in the Society of Fellows; and Veronica White, Curator of Academic Programs. Catherine Riihimaki, Associate Director of Princeton’s Council on Science and Technology, will moderate. Cosponsored by the Council on Science and Technology. A reception in the Museum will follow.
Dr. Vermeij has more than 200 publications including five published books as well as papers in numerous journals. Learn more about Dr. Vermeij here.