Distinguished Alumni Lecture: The Classis Maya Collapse
January 18, 2011 07:30 PM
January 18, 2011 09:00 PM
January 18, 2011
from 07:30 pm to 09:00 pm
|Where||Lenart Auditorium, Fowler Building|
|Contact Phone||(310) 206-8934|
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The Classis Maya Collapse: Drought, Kings, and Rituals
By Professor Lisa J. Lucero, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
At the end of the Classic period (c. A.D. 800-900) in the southern Maya lowlands, an enduring drought brought an end to Classic Maya kings. How did subjects deal with the drought when their kings failed to supplicate the gods? This lecture discusses the collapse through the lens of ceremonies kings and commoners performed to bring forth rain. While the rites ultimately failed, the Maya case tells the story of how a society dealt with long-term climate change.
The lecture is free to the public. Parking at lot #4 (Sunset and Westwood ) is $10.
For further information, please see http://www.ioa.ucla.edu or call (310) 206-8934