Stephen Houston, the Dupee Family Professor of Social Science and professor of anthropology and archaeology, was awarded the Tatiana Proskouriakoff Award for lifetime achievement in the study of ancient New World art and writing in a ceremony at Harvard University's Peabody Museum on Thursday, Oct. 3. At the ceremony, Houston delivered the 2013 Tatiana Proskouriakoff Award Lecture titled “Run, Don't Walk: Sacred Movement among the Classic Maya.” The Proskouriakoff Award is named for the nationally respected scholar Tatiana Proskouriakoff, who came to the Peabody Museum in 1958 as an expert in Maya art, architecture, and hieroglyphic writing. Her research became the foundation for the decipherment of Maya hieroglyphics, and her studies of Maya art are considered classics among archaeologists. The Proskouriakoff Award was established by a gift from Landon T. Clay to recognize the artistic achievements of non-European cultures of the New World along with outstanding contributions in the field of New World Indian Studies.

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