If you have been to the Special Collections on the 3rd floor of the Post Learning Commons lately, you may have noticed some pottery on display. Glancing briefly at these items, it would seem they are quite old. In fact, these objects pre-date Christopher Columbus’ voyage to the Americas in 1492. Hence, they are classified as “pre-Columbian.”
Earthenware created by indigenous cultures inhabiting the Andean mountain region of South America, many items depict familiar things. Often found at burial sites, the pottery includes animals, people, and religious deities.
This exhibit of pre-Columbian pottery will be up through the end of the spring semester. Stop by and spend a few minutes contemplating these works.