Peg Turner

Title: Professor


Degrees: AB, Wellesley College with Honors, Wellesley College Scholar; PhD, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Exhibitions Professional Presentations: 2004 Crossing Boundaries: Mesoamerica and the Ancient Southwest presented to Department of Art, Salem State College, Salem, MA March 3, 2004; 2002 Walking in Beauty: The Navajo Way, presented to Department of Art, Salem State College, Salem, MA, November 11, 2002; 2000 Service-Learning as a Pedagogical Tool to Increase Cross-Cultural Understanding, presented to the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE), Santa Fe, New Mexico, June 2. 2000; 1997 The Urban Landscape of Ancient Teotihuacan, presented to Department of Art, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston MA November 8, 1997; 1997 Aztec Women: Coatlique to Guadalupe, presented to Department of Art, Salem State College, Salem, MA, Oct 20, 1997; 1997 Practicing Lapidary Arts in Ancient Mexico, presented to Legacies; a Jewelry Symposium, Massachusetts College of Art, Feb. 22, 1997; 1996 Guest Critic, Graduate Studio of Professor Enrique Norton, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA December 9, 1996; 1996 Pyramid of the Sun, Street of the Dead, presented to Department of Art, Salem State College, Salem, MA, Oct 21, 1996; 1995 Shell Workshops at Teotihuacan, presented to Society for American Archaeology, 60th Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, May 3-7, 1995.; 1995 Lapidary Workshops at Teotihuacan, Mexico, presented to the Northeast Chapter of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Robert S. Peabody Museum, Philips Andover Academy, Andover, MA, Jan. 17, 1995.; 1988 Style in Lapidary Technology: Identifying the Teotihuacan Lapidary Industry, presented to the Dumbarton Oaks Symposium on Art, Polity and the City of Teotihuacan. Washington, D.C., October 8-9, 1988.; 1986 Lapidary Production at Teotihuacan, Mexico, presented to the Society for American Archaeology, 51st Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, April 23-27. 1986; 1983 The Lapidary Industry of Teotihuacan, Mexico, presented to the Society for American Archaeology, 48th Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, April 27-30, 1983.; 1981The Lapidaries of Teotihuacan, A Preliminary Study of Fine Stone Working, presented to the Symposium Teotihuacan: Nuevos Datos, Nuevas Syntesis, Nuevos Problemas, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Instituto de Investigaciones Antropologicas, Mexico City, Mexico, October 13-16,1981.
Publications In preparation: The Lapidary Industry of Teotihuacan Mexico, a volume in the series Urbanization at Teotihuacan Mexico, University of Utah Press. ; 1993: Style in Lapidary Technology: Identifying the Teotihuacan Lapidary Industry, in Art, Ideology and the City of Teotihuacan. Janet Catherine Berlo, editor, pp. 89 - 112. Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Harvard University, Washington, D.C. ; 1987: The Lapidaries of Teotihuacan, Mexico: A Preliminary Study of Fine Stone Working in the Ancient Mesoamerican City, in Teotihuacan: Nuevos Datos, Nuevas Syntesis, Nuevas Problemas, Emily McClung de Tapia and Evelyn C. Rattray, editors, pp. 465 - 471. Instituto de Investigaciones Antropologicas, Universidad Nacional Autonoma deMexico, Mexico City, Mexico.
Awards/prizes 1998: Anne H. Jackson Award, Massachusetts College of Art, ; 1982-1983: Ball Fellowship for the support of the doctoral dissertation, University of Rochester; 1978-1982: Tuition Fellowship, Department of Anthropology, University of Rochester; 1978: Wellesley College Scholar, Wellesley College; 1978: Honors in Anthropology, Wellesley College.; 1978: Stecher Scholarship for the study of art abroad, Wellesley College; 1977: Stecher Scholarship for the study of art abroad, Wellesley College.;
Other Co-Director/Professor, Semester course and Service Learning Project: Navajo of the Southwest. Spring semesters 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 Massachusetts College of Art and Shiprock, New Mexico; Program Director, Taking Risks: Foundations in Art: Theory and Education Conference, Boston March 21-24, 2001 Research and Fieldwork: Spring 1999 Sabbatical Research. On-site research of Native American sites and museums nationwide, with a focus on the Southwest in preparation for seminar curricula development; 1994-95 Laboratory analysis of shell material from Teotihuacan Mapping Project excavations in Teotihuacan, Mexico. In preparation for a presentation of a research paper in a symposium on shell working in the ancient Americas to Society for American Archaeology 60th Annual Meeting, Minneapolis MN, May 3-7, 1995.; Summer 1990Laboratory analysis of fine stone materials from the 1989 excavations into the Pyramid of Quetzalcoatl, Teotihuacan, Mexico. At the invitation of the Director of the joint Mexican/US Proyecto Templo Quetzalcoatl; identified and analyzed jadeite and other fine stone artifacts from newly discovered burials in Teotihuacan, Mexico.; 1988-Present Research for publication in the Teotihuacan Mapping Project Reports. Continuing research on lapidary industry of Teotihuacan from the various collections of the Teotihuacan Mapping Project.; 1982-1987 Research for doctoral dissertation, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY. Created a computerized relational database, cataloging 49 variables for each fine stone and shell artifact. Analyzed that information in the Teotihuacan Mapping Project Laboratory in San Juan Teotihuacan, Mexico.; Sept.-Dec.1981 Fieldwork for doctoral dissertation, Teotihuacan Mapping Project ; July 1983 Laboratory, San Juan Teotihuacan, Mexico. Conducted physical analysis of over 8,000 fine stone and shell artifacts as the major component of a study of the lapidary industry of the ancient city of Teotihuacan.; Jan. 1977 Museum research in Mexico and Guatemala for Senior Honors Thesis ; Jan. 1978 Anthropology, Wellesley College.Analyzed and photographed stone sculptures from Olmec and early Maya sites in the Museo Nacional de Antropologia, Mexico City and in regional museums in Mexico and Guatemala