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At-Home Anthro LIVE

Greca Escalonada Symbols

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 |
1:00PM - 1:30PM ET

This is a virtual event.
A bowl with a stepped fret pattern painted on the inside.


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Bring your natural curiosity and craftiness into FREE live learning sessions by Penn Museum educators. Join these 30-minute sessions—perfect for elementary to middle school kids—to dig deeper into world cultures, archaeology, or anthropology with demonstrations of hands-on projects you can try at home!

The greca escalonada, or stepped fret, is a meaningful symbol found in Indigenous artwork from Arizona to Argentina. For several cultures, such as the Aztecs, Mayans, and Mixtecs, the greca escalonada represented the perfect harmony of the universe and the movement of life. Learn to draw your own version of one of the most important graphic symbols in Mesoamerica.

Free to Registered Guests