Thursday, May 13, 2010

Amy Karabowicz is honored by SHESC

Amy Karabowicz, who wrote her senior honors thesis on the burned daub from Calixtlahuaca, has received several honors at her ASU graduation this month. First, she received the "Undergraduate Award for Academic Achievement" from SHESC (the School of Human Evolution & Social Change). Check out the page on her award. Amy was also given the University's "Moeur Award," for "those individuals who have attained the highest academic standing in any four-year curriculum during their undergraduate years at ASU."

Amy's senior honors thesis, "Wattle and Daub Architecture at Calixtlahuaca, Mexico," was written for the Barrett Honors College. We hope it will become available in some fashion before too long. Stay tuned.

Congratulations, Amy!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

The "King of Calixtlahuaca" cake

We had a party last night for the archaeologists, and Alanna Ossa made this awesome cake, decorated with a Calixlahuaca relief. Her model was Emily Umberger's drawing of the monument (see Umberger 2007). Emily was given the honor of cutting the cake, I got to eat the bird emblem, and a good time was had by all. No one fell into the pool.

Alanna is quite a cake artist. Check out her blog, "Cake and Empire" for more excellent cakes (including the Aztec Calendar stone, a skull rack, and other cool cakes). Ace of Cakes watch out!

Umberger, Emily
2007 Historia del arte e Imperio Azteca: la evidencia de las esculturas. Revista Española de Antropología Americana 37:165-202.