On the Cover
May / June 2003
Photo courtesy of
The University of Maine
A ceramic figure painted with natural
asphalt from Veracruz, Mexico, from the Early Classic Period (A.D.
200–500), is one of the more than 2,800 Precolumbian artifacts in the
William P. Palmer III Collection in the Hudson Museum at the University
The Palmer Collection is among the
largest and most important in the United States. It provides new and
valuable insights into how such spectacular ceramic figurines were made,
who made them and how they were used.