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Distinguished Alumni Lecture: The Classis Maya Collapse

by Evangeline last modified November 18, 2010 10:07 AM
When 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.

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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


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