This panel considers the complex shapes, evolutionary adaptations, and symbolic functions of seashells used in art of the ancient Americas. Speakers are Geerat Vermeij, Distinguished Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at UC Davis; Bryan Just, Peter Jay Sharp, Class of 1952, Curator and Lecturer in the Art of the Ancient Americas; Andrew Hamilton, Lecturer, Art of the Ancient and Colonial Americas; and Veronica White, Curator of Academic Programs. Catherine Rihiimaki, Associate Director of Princeton’s Council on Science and Technology, will moderate. Cosponsored by the Council on Science and Technology. A reception in the Museum will follow.