John M. D. Pohl

John M. D. Pohl is adjunct professor in art history at UCLA and lecturer in anthropology at Cal State LA. A specialist in ancient Mesoamerican art and writing systems, he has published numerous books and articles including Exploring Mesoamerica and The Legend of Lord Eight Deer. In addition to his academic pursuits, Pohl has served as a writer, designer, and curator for major museums and exhibitions including “Sorcerers of the Fifth Heaven: Art and Ritual in Ancient Southern Mexico” for Princeton University, “The Aztec Pantheon and the Art of Empire” for the Getty Villa Museum, and “The Children of Plumed Serpent: The Legacy of Quetzalcoatl in Ancient Mexico” for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.