Published: Feb. 18, 2020

Associate Professor of Anthropology Christopher S. Beekman, along with Brigitte Faugère, recently edited, Anthropomorphic Imagery in the Mesoamerican Highlands: Gods, Ancestors, and Human Beings (University Press of Colorado, Boulder). In the book, Latin American, North American, and European researchers explore the meanings and functions of two- and three-dimensional human representations in the pre-Columbian communities of the Mexican highlands. Reading these anthropomorphic representations from an ontological perspective, the contributors demonstrate the rich potential of anthropomorphic imagery to elucidate personhood, conceptions of the body, and the relationship of human beings to other entities, nature, and the cosmos.