San Francisco Ceramic Circle Illustrated Lecture 

Maya Pots and English Crocks,
1850 BC to AD 1450


Dr. David Prendergast


Conjunct Professor of Anthropology, Trent University, Peterborough, Canada

Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Archaeology, University College London

Dr. Prendergast
Detail The Actun Balam Vase c.7th century CE



9.30AM Sunday, April 19, 2015
Florence Gould Theater,
Palace of the Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park, San Francisco
Enter from the main entrance.
Doors open from 9.30 AM.
SFCC lectures are complimentary for Museum visitors

About the talk

A distinguished scholar of both Maya archaeology and English caneware, Dr. Pendergast has combined the two cultural areas to survey Maya ceramics alongside developments from the same timespan in English pottery. The comparison does not rank one over the other, but rather it illuminates the paths followed by two widely separated ceramic traditions from the time of the Bronze Age in England through
the sixteenth century.

About the speaker

David M. Pendergast, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, was Deputy Director of the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. He is now an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.

He began archaeological fieldwork in the Maya Area in 1956, with a focus on Belize since1961. He has pioneered research on theancient Taino of Cuba since 1994.

Dr. Prendergast has had a rich life with ceramics. To see his full Curriculum Vitae click here.

Mini Exhibit

Please bring any Maya or early Englsh wares


Next lecture May 2015