John Pohl is an authority on American Indian civilizations and has directed numerous archaeological excavations and surveys in Canada, the United States, Mexico, and Central America as well as Europe. In addition to teaching and publishing his research, Dr. Pohl is noted for bringing the ancient past to life using a wide variety of innovative skills and techniques. His unusual background in archaeology, art history, and media production have taken him from museum exhibition design and development with the Walt Disney Company’s Department of Cultural Affairs to Princeton University where he served as the first Peter Jay Sharp Curator and Lecturer in the Art of the Ancient Americas. Most recently, John Pohl curated the exhibition “The Aztec Pantheon and the Art of Empire” for the Getty Villa Museum and is currently developing “Children of the Plumed Serpent: The Legacy of Quetzalcoatl in Ancient
Mexico” for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Dallas Museum of Art. He is the author of the FAMSI website “John Pohl’s Mesoamerica”, and was co-author of Kevin Costner’s “500 Nations”.