Archaeology (the study of ancient human culture) and ethnology (the study of recent and living people) are the two major sections in the anthropology collection.
The archaeological collection comes from North and West Africa, the Middle East, Western Europe, the Andes, Mesoamerica, the Great Plains, and the Great Basin areas.
The ethnographic collection includes artifacts from the Andes, Amazon, Mesoamerica, Circum-Caribbean, East and Southeast Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, West Africa, Melanesia, and Polynesia.
“VÉVÉ Spiritual Symbols of Haiti”
Opening September 24th at 4:00PM
This exhibition spotlights select works from the Waterloo Center for the Arts Haitian collection in order to explore the spiritual symbols of Haitian vodou, more specifically the Veve. A veve is usually a symbol essential to any vodou ceremony and commonly drawn on the floor by a priest (houngan) or priestess (mambo).