On the Website Nahuatlstudies.blogspot, Magnus Pharao Hansen has included a recent interview with Frances Karttunen. Fran was instrumental in the creation of the three periods of Nahuatl in the colonial period in collaboration with James Lockhart, that was made famous in his book, Nahuas After the Conquest. She, of course, is well known because of her Analytical Dictionary of Nahuatl.
ASM MASTER CLASS: “Their books about the antiquities and their sciences”—Understanding Indigenous Mexico Through the Codices
March 8, 10, 12, 15, and 17, 2021
9:30 a.m. (Arizona time)
In case you missed it, there was coverage last week about the discovery of an eagle relief in the Templo Mayor complex:
In the last few days, there have been reports of a female figurine found in a Veracruz field. Stylistically it seems to be between Huastecan and Mexica. You may ignore the Star Wars reference in the Live Science post.
Additional images from INAH can be found here:
A story in making the rounds of international newspapers about finds at the Archeological Zone of Tecoaque / Zultepec. According to the stories, this was a town rampaged by the Spanish after members of the Cortes expedition had been captured and sacrificed.
The Northeastern Group of Nahuatl Scholars 2021 meeting will be held virtually from May 6-8. Scholars interested in presenting may now send in their proposals, with a 250-word abstract. Successful proposals will be notified by March 1. After that proposals will be accepted on a space-available basis. The format of the conference will be a zoom meeting from 11 AM EDT – 5 PM EDT on each of the three days. These times are five hours behind GMT.
INAH announced yesterday the discovery of new, important, sections of the Huey Tzompantli of the Templo Mayor Project. There are stories in several major media outlets:
From: Magnus Pharao Hansen, University of Copenhagen